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Authentic Recipe of Fafda. Delicious Indian Traditional Fried Gram Flour Snack from Gujarat.

Fafda is an authentic Indian snack from Gujarat. If you’re craving Kadhi Fafda, here is how you can easily make the Fafda at home.

Things to know about Fafda Recipe

The three words to describe Fafda are crispy, crunchy, and savory. It is a very famous and authentic Gujarati snack.

The Indian Traditional Fried Gram Flour Snack from Gujarat – Fafda is a vegan delicacy that you can easily make at home. It consists of gram flour, black pepper, and carom seeds which provide a very subtle yet savory taste.

While exploring Gujarat, you will find many local eateries serving this dish. It’s a delicious tea-time snack that has a great shelf life. Hence you can make it once and store it for weeks.

The combination of this with Jalebi is very famous, especially during the festival of Dussehra. Jalebi is an Indian sweet. Similarly, this snack and Kadhi (Indian yogurt curry) is a delicious and fulfilling combo. You can enjoy it at home with fried chilies and hot tea.

Authentic Recipe of Fafda. Delicious Indian Traditional Fried Gram Flour Snack from Gujarat.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: फाफडा
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Main Cooking Method Fried, Fried (Deep)


Servings 1 Large Box
Calories / Serving 1180 kcal


  • 2 cups Gram Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder – Curcuma Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Carom Seed – Ajwain
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Water For kneading
  • Salt As needed
  • Vegetable Oil For frying
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  • In a large mixing bowl, take the gram flour. Add salt, turmeric powder, chili powder, carom seeds, and baking soda to it. Add oil and combine everything well.
  • Next, add warm water and start kneading the mixture. Knead for 5 minutes and let the dough become soft and smooth.
  • Pour some oil over and coat the dough with the glaze. Cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for half hour.
  • After 30 minutes, knead the dough again and ensure that the dough is soft.
  • Take a ball size of dough and shape it into the form of a cylinder.
  • Take a wooden board and place the dough ball on it.
  • Using the palm of your hand, press the dough thinly forward. Once it becomes flat, scrape off the Fafda with a knife. Make sure that you don't break it.
  • Put the Fafda in hot oil and deep fry until crispy. It will take around two minutes.
  • Take them out and serve hot. Your Indian Traditional Fried Gram Flour Snack from Gujarat – Fafda is ready. Enjoy with Kadhi or tea.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Calories: 1180kcalCarbohydrates: 140gProtein: 54gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 23gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 444mgPotassium: 2063mgFiber: 27gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 395IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 112mgIron: 12mg
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What to serve with Fafda?

You can have it with Kadhi, an Indian Yogurt Curry. The combination of Fafda – Jalebi is also very delicious. Jalebi is an Indian dessert.

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