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fafda jalebi
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Fafda recipe

Fafda, is a favorite fried snack made with chickpea flour (Besan) from Gujarat.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizers, Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: fafada, fafda, fafda jalebi, jalebi fafda
Servings: 4
Author: Gaurav


  • frying pan
  • or air fryer for low oil version



  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder / haldi
  • ¼ teaspoon carom seeds / ajwain
  • 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 traditional frying

  • Deep fry it in oil on medium heat. Flip and cook evenly on both sides till rawness disappears.

For low oil air fryer version:

  • Preheat the air fryer for 6 mins at 190 deg C.
  • Air fry them at 190 deg C for 7 -8 mins.Flip and spray oil once in between the cook.
  • Serve hot with crispy jalebi, chutney and raw papaya salad or sambhada


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.