Fafda is a popular Gujarati snack made with gram flour, turmeric and carom seeds. It is fried crisp and served with chutney.


2 cups besan (chick-pea flour)

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp ajwain (thymol)

1/4 tsp haldi (turmeric)

1 Tbsp oil

1/2 tsp salt tsp or to taste

Oil to deep-fry



Mix the besan, soda, ajwain, haldi, 1 tbsp oil and salt together.

Add water and knead into a soft dough.

Take a portion of the dough and place it on a greased surface.

With base of your palm, drag the dough in a straight line, holding the dough at the starting point with the other hand.

This will form a strip.

Fry these strips over medium heat till crisp.

Note: This is a difficult thing till you are practiced enough. You can also roll into thin rounds between two sheets of greased polythene.

Key Ingredients: gram flour, salt, baking soda, carom seeds,turmeric, vegetable oil


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