Fafda, a fried crispy tasty snack prepared with gram flour (besan) including with carom seeds and black pepper. This recipe is most popular Gujarati snack. Usually, Fafda Jalebi combination is much loved in Gujarat. It give tastes just similar as you get from your favorite street shop. You can served fafda with besan chutney, jalebi and also with fried green chillies, which is an awesome combination. You can also serve with Gujarati besan kadhi.
To make fafda you just need few ingredients. In general, for making fafda always used papad khar, but since papad khar is not easily get so that I have used baking soda instead of papad khar. It is not difficult to make them at home. I find it easy, only you need enough practice to make this spicy crispy snack.
It is one of my favorite breakfast. Occasionally during weekends, I make fafda along with jalebi and chutney. This tasty breakfast is good enough for people like who works in the corporate sector and they never have the time to make this breakfast at home. With this recipe you can easily make this Gujarati snack in few minutes.
Traditionally, this sweet-salty fafda served during Dussera as a breakfast. You can find Fafda combination with Jalebi at every street shop of Ahmadabad.
Do give it try and enjoy this sweet salty snack with your loved ones….
Instant Fafda RecipePrint Recipe
- 2 cups gram flour (besan) sieved
- ¼ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- Water (for kneading) as required
- 1 tablespoon oil + for frying
- In a large bowl, add besan, baking soda, ajawain, turmeric powder and salt to taste.
- Add a tablespoon of oil, mix well all the ingredients.
- Now add water and knead it to make a soft dough.
- Take a portion of the dough and place it on a greased surface.
- Press it gently with your palms and drag the dough into a thin straight line to form a long strip.
- Heat oil in a kadhai on medium heat.
- Once oil is hot, fry fafda strips 4 at a time until crisp and golden brown in colour.
- Transfer to a kitchen papar to absorb the excess oil.
- Serve these crispy fafda with hot jalebi or with fried green chillies.
- While kneading the dough, always remember that the dough is neither too soft nor too hard.
- Also, Fafda is always fried in hot oil.
- If you find difficult to roll then take two greased polythene sheets of and drag the dough between to form a long strip.