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fafda recipe | Gujarati fafda | fafda gathiya | crispy besan snack recipe is made with besan and a handful of spices. Learn how to make Gujarati fafda.

To make fafda, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well. Knead into a soft dough using enough water till smooth. Take a small portion of the dough and roll into a 50 mm. (2”) cylindrical roll in between your palms. Place the roll on one side of the chopping board or any flat surface and with the base of your palm press and stretch it vertically with light force from one end to the other to form a long strip. Loosen the strip gently with a sharp knife. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry on a medium flame till it turns crispy and light brown in colour. You can deep-fry 2 to 3 fafdas at a time. Drain on an absorbent paper. Cool slightly and serve or store in an air-tight container and use as required.

Fafda gathiya is a traditional Gujarati snack, which is kind of like a test of one’s cooking skills! This crispy besan snack requires a lot of practice, and once you master the art, it shows your culinary prowess.

You need to shape and loosen the dough tactfully, and also have to fry the Gujarati fafda on a medium flame. Otherwise, it will remain soft and not become crispy and light brown.

However this crispy besan snack recipe is completely worth the effort and time you spend, and the outcome will be much appreciated by everybody apart from your own satisfaction and pride of biting into homemade Fafda! It is served with a famous Gujarati sweet – jalebi and with raw papaya chutney alongside for Sunday breakfast in many Gujarati households. Fafda-jalebi is also a must on occasions like Dusshera.

Tips for fafda. 1. The dough cannot be made in advance. Knead it just before deep frying. 2. While stretching ensure you apply uniform pressure on the fafda so it is evenly shaped. Also apply the pressure only with the heels of your palms. 3. While you are shaping the fafda, you can keep the remaining dough covered with a damp muslin cloth to prevent it from drying. 4. Do not shape all fafda at a time. Shape 2 to 3 fafda at a time and deep fry simultaneously. 5. Remember to cool the fafda completely before storing, else they might turn soggy.

You can also try other Gujarati dry snacks like Shakarpara and Masala Khakhra.

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Fafda Recipe, Gujarati Fafda, Crispy Besan Snack

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Ingredients


For Fafda
1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
2 1/2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
1 tsp papad khar
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

Method
For fafda

    For fafda
  1. To make fafda, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Knead into a soft dough using enough water till smooth.
  3. Take a small portion of the dough and roll into a 50 mm. (2”) cylindrical roll in between your palms.
  4. Place the roll on one side of the chopping board or any flat surface and with the base of your palm press and stretch it vertically with light force from one end to the other to form a long strip.
  5. Loosen the strip gently with a sharp knife.
  6. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the fafda and deep-fry on a medium flame till it turns crispy and light brown in colour. You can deep-fry 2 to 3 fafdas at a time. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  7. Cool the fafda slightly and serve or store in an air-tight container and use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy280 cal
Protein6.8 g
Carbohydrates19.6 g
Fiber5 g
Fat19.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium24 mg
Fafda Recipe, Gujarati Fafda, Crispy Besan Snack with step by step photos

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    If you like fafda
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What is fafda made of?

    What is fafda made of?
  1. Fafda is made of 1 cup besan (bengal gram flour), 2 1/2 tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain), 1 tsp papad kharsalt to taste and oil for deep-frying.

Tips for fafda

    Tips for fafda
  1. The dough cannot be made in advance. Knead it just before deep frying. 
  2. While stretching ensure you apply uniform pressure on the fafda so it is evenly shaped. Also apply the pressure only with the base of your palms. 
  3. While you are shaping the fafda, you can keep the remaining dough covered with a damp muslin cloth to prevent it from drying. Alternatively, use a dish to cover the dough.
  4. Do not shape them too thin, else you won’t be able to lift it and there are chances that it might break. 
  5. Do not shape all fafda at a time. Shape 2 to 3 fafda at a time and deep fry simultaneously.
  6. Remember to cool the fafda completely before storing, else they might turn soggy. 

How to select besan, chana dal flour, bengal gram flour

    How to select besan, chana dal flour, bengal gram flour
  1. Choose yellow-coloured flour that is clean and free from insects.
  2. Purchase coarsely or finely ground besan, as desired. For fafda recipe we need finely ground besan. This is the regular besan we use for bhajiyas or kadhi. 
  3. Check the label and buy the freshest stock as it imbibes a rancid smell over time.
  4. It should also be free broken grains of chana dal. 
  5. Also make sure that there is no evidence of moisture or lumps formation.

What is papad khar?

    What is papad khar?
  1. Papad khar is a seasoning that is used in the making of papads and traditionally used in khichu. 
  2. The papad khar is an essential and vital ingredient in papad making, and contributes the necessary crispness and expansion of fried papads and fafda.
     

For the dough of fafda

    For the dough of fafda
  1. For the dough of fafda recipe | Gujarati fafda | fafda gathiya | crispy besan snack recipe, take 1 cup besan (bengal gram flour) in a deep bowl. 
  2. Add 2 1/2 tbsp oil.
  3. Add 1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain).
  4. Add 1 tsp papad khar.
  5. Add salt to taste.
  6. Mix well. 
  7. Knead into a soft dough using enough water till smooth. 

How to make fafda

    How to make fafda
  1. To make fafda recipe | Gujarati fafda | fafda gathiya | crispy besan snack recipe, take a small portion of the dough and roll into a 50 mm. (2”) cylindrical roll in between your palms.
  2. Place the roll on one side of the chopping board or any flat surface and with the base of your palm press and stretch it vertically with light force from one end to the other to form a long strip. Do not make them too thin, else you won’t be able to lift it and there are chances that it might break. 
  3. Loosen the strip gently with a sharp knife.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few fafda on a medium flame till it turns crispy and light brown in colour. You can deep-fry 2 to 3 fafdas at a time. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  5. Cool slightly and serve fafda recipe | Gujarati fafda | fafda gathiya | crispy besan snack recipe or store in an air-tight container and use as required.

FAQ’s for fafda

    FAQ’s for fafda
  1. Q. Can I use baking soda instead of papd khar?If yes, what quantity?
    A. We have not tried the fafda using baking soda. For best results, we recommend the use of papad khar. 
  2. Q. Can I shape all the fafda and then deep fry all at one go?
    A. No, you have to shape 2 to 3 at a time and deep fry, else the fafda might dry up. 
  3. Q. My fafda pieces were soggy even after cooling. What went wrong?
    A. Ensure the oil for deep frying is not extremely hot and you fry the fafda on a medium flame and not high flame. 

Reviews

 on 30 May 21 06:29 PM
5

I prepared Fafda but I don’t get the yellow colour but instead it is orangish in colour y ?
Tarla Dalal
01 Jun 21 03:13 PM
   This could be due to the excess use of papad khar. Please follow the proportions mentioned in the recipe exactly.
Fafda Recipe, Gujarati Fafda, Crispy Besan Snack
 on 04 Nov 20 03:41 AM
5

Hi I tried using same receipe. It turns out crispy but started eating it was soft like poori..
Tarla Dalal
04 Nov 20 10:04 AM
   You need to cool the fafda completely and store in an air tight box till serving. If it is slightly warm, it will turn soggy with time.
Fafda Recipe, Gujarati Fafda, Crispy Besan Snack
 on 04 Nov 20 03:39 AM
5

Fafda Recipe, Gujarati Fafda, Crispy Besan Snack
 on 27 Oct 20 02:37 PM
5

Instead of papad khar what can we put? We won''t get it in chennai. Is it ok to use baking soda?
Tarla Dalal
28 Oct 20 02:41 PM
   Papad khar is best suggested. But as an option, you can try with baking soda.
Fafda Recipe, Gujarati Fafda, Crispy Besan Snack
 on 18 Jun 20 05:10 PM
5

Very easy recipe
Tarla Dalal
19 Jul 20 04:37 PM
   thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
Fafda Recipe, Gujarati Fafda, Crispy Besan Snack
 on 07 Aug 19 07:00 PM
5

I tried making fafda. But it won''t get easily scrap once we strech it from on end to another. Please help me with this
Fafda Recipe, Gujarati Fafda, Crispy Besan Snack
 on 31 May 18 11:21 PM
5

Fafda Recipe, Gujarati Fafda, Crispy Besan Snack
 on 31 Oct 17 05:16 PM
5

Fafda.. a gujrathi snack.. recipe.. at first, while trying this recipe.. the propotions are also very important it was difficult.. to make.. but.. as i got the hang of it.. it was an easy job.. Enjoyed this recipe.. for tea time.. Thank you for this recipe..