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Fafda - Chickpea Snack - Gujarati Cuisine

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Cuisine: Indian special popular snack of Gujrat Fafda is a popular Gujrati snack. Fafda and Jalebi makes great combination. Learn how to make from start to finish Fafda through a video presentation.
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Use as required)
  Sanchal 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chick pea flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Carom seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Oil 4 Tablespoon, divided
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon, divided
For green chilies
  Green chilies 6 Medium, slit lengthwise
  Oil 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For frying
  Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)

1. In 1/4 cup of water add 1/4 teaspoon of sanchal and salt. Mix well and set aside.
2. In a bowl of chickpea flour, add carom seeds, mix it.
3. Add oil and mix again thoroughly. Add the water and sanchal mixture and knead the dough. If more water is required, add the plain water and knead.
4. Take a heavy bottomed wide frying pan and heat it with oil for frying.
5. While the oil is getting heated up, take small portions of the dough, flatten it between your plam and the wooden board, press and drag upwards to form thin pasty layer.
6. Using a thin bladed knife scrape off the thin layer of dough and fry immediately in the hot oil til golden brown in color.
7. Drain into a paper towel to remove excess oil.

8. Take a few green chilies, slit them open in the center, sprinkle some salt and drizzle oil. Microwave them for 30 seconds.

9. Serve the fafda with the prepared green chilies and with any chutney of your choice.

Do not lay the thin layers of dough (Fafda) on any surface or plate before frying as it may get stuck. It has to be fried immediately.
An alternate option of preparing the fafda is by keeping the dough patty in between thin plastic wraps and then using a roller pin roll it very thin. Using a pizza cutter the fafada can be cut into strips and fried.

Things You Will Need
1. Wooden board
2. A knife with a thin blade

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Deep Fried
Gram Flour
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
To all those people who enjoy Gujarati snacks should try this recipe out. The chef makes the traditional fafda which is a very popular gujarati snack. It is made out of gram flour. You can serve it with green chilli or chutney. Check out the video as the chef shows us how to make this tasty snack.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 204 Calories from Fat 143

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.9%

Saturated Fat 2.1 g10.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 181.6 mg7.6%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.8%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.3%

Sugars 2.8 g

Protein 4 g8.1%

Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 81.4%

Calcium 1.2% Iron 5.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Fafda - Chickpea Snack - Gujarati Cuisine Recipe Video