Fafda, is a favorite fried snack made with chickpea flour (Besan) from Gujarat.
- 1 cup chickpea flour /besan /garbanzo flour
- ¼ cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon oil hot
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder / haldi
- ¼ teaspoon carom seeds / ajwain
- ⅛ teaspoon asafoetida / heeng
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ tsp salt
Mix all dry ingredients with oil without adding water first.
Add minimal water and knead into a semi hard dough.
Take a small piece of dough. Roll it into a thin,long and flat shape.
For low oil air fryer version:
Traditionally the fafda is rolled by hand, but it requires good expertise, hence making it with rolling pin is an easier option
Papad khar is also used in place of baking soda, however since its not that easily available, you may use baking soda.
If you Knead a soft dough, then you will not get that crisp fafda.