Fafda Recipe | A Guajarat Specialty

Faafda is a street food that is pretty common in Gujarat. It’s taste and texture is similar to the Papad, people commonly have it along their favourite sauce. We earlier shared the recipe of Dhokla and the recipe of Khandvi which was also on our request recipe list.

And now just like Dhokla and Khandvi, it is very easy to have Faafda as well, just follow the easy step by step recipe along with photos and you will have something ready that can be enjoyed with your family or can be served to your guest. I hope you will love making this recipe at home.

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 3-4 Minutes

Serving: 18-20 Fafda

Ingredients Quantity
Besan/ Chickpea flour 1.5 cup
Carom seeds/ Ajwain 1/2 teaspoon
Salt 1/4 teaspoon
Baking powder/ 1/4 teaspoon
Oil 2 tablespoon to knead the flour and, rest for deep frying the Fafda
Water approx. 1/4 cup to knead the dough


1. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, carom seed and oil in a bowl and mix it well. Add water and knead the flour to make the tight dough.

2. Divide the dough into 18-20 equal portions.

3. Take one portion of the dough and roll it with using the rolling pin into a cylindrical shape as shown below in the image. Keep the Fafda on a well greased plate.

4. Do the same with the rest of the dough. Heat the wok/kadhai with oil and deep fry them on medium flame till golden and crisp. Fry 2-3 Fafda at a time.It will take around 2-3 minutes to fry them. Take out the fafda from the oil and keep it on tissue paper to get rid of the extra oil. Fafda is ready, Enjoy this crispy Fafda with jalebi, chilies or chutneys.

5. Enjoy!!

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