Make this easy to make yummy dish and serve it with a chutney during tea time as snacks or for lunch paired with a yellow dal and green chillies. Fafda is a famous dish which many Gujaratis have even for breakfast. Generally, people pair it with hot jalebis to balance the sweet and salt but for health's sake, I recommend that you have one thing at a time as fafdas are as much of fried food as jalebis.

Gujarati Dish- Fafda Recipe Card

This is an easy to prepare dish which can be served both as snacks or for lunch

Total Time :
40 min
Preparation Time :
30 min
Cooking Time :
10 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Kishori Sud


  • 2 cups besan
  • ¼ tsp haldi
  • ¼ tsp ajwain
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • Water to knead dough
  • Oil for deep frying plus 2 tbsp oil for dough making


Step 1
In a bowl, combine besan, haldi, red chilli, ajwain, baking powder, oil and salt.
Step 2
Once combined well, add a little warm water and knead the dough.
Step 3
Let the dough sit for 5 minutes so that it becomes smooth and soft.
Step 4
Coat the dough with a little oil and then cover it with a moist muslin cloth and give it a rest for half an hour.
Step 5
After 30 minutes, knead the dough again and make small balls and press them into a cylindrical shape.
Step 6
Now on a wooden board, place the dough and press one side and stretch it thin in a forward direction.
Step 7
Scrape it off from the board with a knife without damaging the fafda.
Step 8
Deep fry the strips in hot oil but take only few at a time because they need space to puff up. Keep the flame on medium and stir occasionally.
Step 9
Fry until they turn golden and crispy.
Step 10
Serve the fafda with green chutney, chillies for snacks or with kadi or dal for lunch.