Fara Recipe

1 cup chana dal
4 chopped Garlic
Cumin seeds
Pinch of turmeric powder
1/3 tsp Red chilli powder
Chopped green chillies (as per taste)
Coriander leaves
1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup lukewarm water

For stuffing

  1. Soak chana dal for 4-5 hours. Drain water
  2. Grind this with garlic
  3. Put this in a bowl and add salt, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, chopped green chillies, coriander leaves
  4. Mix this . Stuffing is ready.
    Note- stufffing has to be completely dry. No amount of water should be there

For outer layer

  1. Heat water in a pan till it becomes lukewarm. Now add rice flour to this water and keep mixing with a spatula. When it’s properly mixed, turn off the gas. There should not be any extra water left
  2. Put this mixture in a bowl. Now knead it. You can add more lukewarm water if needed.
  3. The texture of this dough should be exactly like a chappati dough. It should be soft
  4. Now roll this and make small pooris with this.
  5. Put the stuffing in the middle of this poori and spread it around.
  6. Now fold this into half. Ensure that you do not close it. It should be half opened
  7. Now steam these and ensure that they are cooked by doing the fork test
    Note- when heating the water, take out some water in a cup to ensure that the water isn’t too much as compared to the flour. You can still add this water later if needed

For tempering

  1. Cut the steamed farras into 2-3 pieces
  2. Add desi ghee to pan and sauté this till it becomes light golden

Now it’s done!

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