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Gujarati Fafda Recipe

 Gujarati Fafda Recipe with step by step pics. Fafda is a fried crispy crunchy tasty snack made with besan (gram flour), laced with carom seeds and black pepper. It is a popular Gujarati vegan snack. This recipe makes for fafda which tastes similar to the one you get outside.


  • 2 cups besan / gram flour
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp ajwain / carom seeds
  • ¼ tsp baking soda / papad kharo
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • water to knead dough
  • oil for deep frying
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how to make gujarati fafda with step by step photo:

1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl add in 2 cups besan, ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp ajwain, ¼ tsp baking soda / papad kharo and salt to taste.

Gujarati Fafda Recipe

2. also add 2 tbsp oil and mix well.

Gujarati Fafda Recipe

3. further add warm water as required and knead.

Gujarati Fafda Recipe

4. knead for 5 minutes or till the dough turns soft and smooth

Gujarati Fafda Recipe


5. add a tsp oil and coat the dough well.

Gujarati Fafda Recipe

6. cover with moist cloth and rest for 30 minutes.

Gujarati Fafda Recipe

7. knead again for a minute making sure the dough is soft.

Gujarati Fafda Recipe

8. pinch a ball sized dough and make a cylindrical shape.

Gujarati Fafda Recipe

9. on a wooden board place the dough and stick one side.

10. press and stretch it thin with the help of palms in forward direction.

11. scrape off with the help of knife without damaging the fafda.

12. now deep fry in hot oil. do not over crowd the fafdas as they wont cook well.

13. stir occasionally keeping the flame on medium.

14. fry fafdas for a minute or two, till they turn golden and crispy.

15. finally, serve gujarati fafda  recipe with green chutney or kadi.

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