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fafda recipe | fafda gathiya recipe | how to make gujarati fafda

easy fafda recipe | fafda gathiya recipe | how to make gujarati fafda
Course snacks
Cuisine gujurati
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 large box


  • 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


  • 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.
  • also add 2 tbsp oil and mix well.
  • further add warm water as required and knead.
  • knead for 5 minutes or till the dough turns soft and smooth.
  • add a tsp oil and coat the dough well.
  • cover with moist cloth and rest for 30 minutes.
  • knead again for a minute making sure the dough is soft.
  • pinch a ball sized dough and make a cylindrical shape.
  • on a wooden board place the dough and stick one side.
  • press and stretch it thin with the help of palms in forward direction.
  • scrape off with the help of knife without damaging the fafda.
  • now deep fry in hot oil. do not over crowd the fafdas as they wont cook well.
  • stir occasionally keeping the flame on medium.
  • fry fafdas for a minute or two, till they turn golden and crispy.
  • finally, serve gujarati fafda with green chutney or kadi.