The Perfect Gujarati Snack Fafda

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Fafda is a very famous Gujarati snack that is deep-fried and is made of besan (gram flour). Fafda is a crispy snack that is generally paired up with jalebi and is served as breakfast or evening snack. You can learn to make fafda at home as it requires minimal ingredients and is rich in taste. Follow the amazing fafda recipe to make this delicious snack at home.

It is a really important part of Gujarati cuisine or Gujarati snacks. Mainly, these snacks are prepared on special occasions or festivals specifically to please the guests and enjoy evening snack with tea.

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Per serving of fafda contains 88 calories:

  • Fat 6 g
  • Sodium 161 mg 
  • Potassium 75 mg
  • Carbohydrates 5 g
  • Fibre 1 g
  • Protein 1 g
Prepare time: 30 min
Cook: 10 min
Ready in: 40 min

Ingredients For Making Gujarati Fafda Recipe

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  • 2 cups besan 
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder 
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp ajwain 
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • water to knead the dough
  • oil for deep frying


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  1. Take a large mixing bowl and add turmeric, besan, chilli powder, ajwain, baking soda, and salt to taste.
  2. Now, add 2 tbsp oil and mix really well.
  3. Next, add warm water as required and knead it properly for about 5 minutes.
  4. Make sure the dough turns soft and smooth.
  5. Then, add a tsp of oil and coat the dough well.
  6. Now, cover it with a moist cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  7. Knead it again for a minute.
  8. Next, take a ball sized dough and make a cylindrical shape.
  9. Then on a wooden board place the dough and stick one side.
  10. Press with the help of palms and stretch it thin in a forwarding direction.
  11. Now deep fry in a kadai with hot oil. 
  12. Stir them occasionally and keep the flame on medium.
  13. Fry all fafda for a minute or two.
  14. They will turn golden in colour and crispy in texture.

Finally, serve the fafda with green chutney or kadi.