Make Restaurant-Style Gujarati Fafda in Your Own Kitchen!

Make Restaurant-Style Gujarati Fafda in Your Own Kitchen!

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Make Restaurant-Style Gujarati Fafda in Your Own Kitchen! 


Are you in the mood for a delicious Gujarati cuisine? 

Chef Ajay Chopra is here to serve up some of his most favorite Gujarati recipes! That includes his popular Gujarati Fafda recipe. Fafda is made with gram flour and spices, and it has everything from crunchy texture to mouthwatering flavor. This dish will take your taste buds on an exciting adventure! 


Now’s the chance for you home chefs out there to try making underrated yet delectable traditional food that no one can resist. And don't worry if you're a beginner - Chef Ajay Chopra also provides step-by-step instructions so anyone can easily follow along at home with ease!  


Let's dive in to this amazing Gujarati Recipe! Who knows, maybe this could be the start of a new family tradition any day!




Besan 1 ½ cup

Papad khar 1 tsp

Hing 1 tsp ½ tsp

Water as required 

Salt ½ tbsp

Ajwain 1 ½ tsp

Oil 2 tsp ½ tbsp

Green chilli 4-5 pcs

Jeera powder a pinch 

Coriander powder a pinch

Amchur powder a pinch 1 tsp

Black pepper ½ tbsp

Rice flour ½ tbsp


Raw Papaya sambharo:

Oil 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds 1 tsp

Curry leaves 9-10 pcs

Green chilli 1 pc

Hing 1 tsp

Salt 1 tsp

Turmeric powder 1 tsp

Red chilli powder a pinch

Sugar 1 tsp

Vinegar 1 tbsp



For sambharo:

Take a raw papaya, peel it and then grate.

Heat a pan, add oil, mustard seed, curry leaves and let it crackle.

Add green chillies, grated raw papaya and saute it. 

Add hing, salt , turmeric, red chilli powder, sugar, vinegar and cook them for 5-6 mins.

Sambharo is ready to be served with fafda.


Powdered masala:

Take a mixture jar, add black pepper, salt, hing, amchur powder, rice flour, ajwain and grind it to a fine powder.



Take a bowl, add papad khar, hing, water and mix it. Keep it aside until it's used. 

Take a plate sieve besan, add salt, ajwain, oil and rub them together. 

Then add a mixture of hing & papad khar and mix it . 

Add little water, knead it to a tight smooth dough. 

Once dough is smooth, add oil and need it for 2-3 minutes.

Cover the dough with clean damp cloth and keep it aside. 

Take a little portion of fafda dough and shape it to cylindrical shape. 

Place the dough on a flat surface, with the help of a palm, press it towards your upward and make it flat.

Scrap it with the help of a knife as shown in the video.

Heat oil in a pan to the medium hot temperature. 

Then put the fafda in the medium hot oil and fry until it's crispy. 

Once done, remove the fafda on a tissue paper & let the excess oil drain out.

Then sprinkle the grinded masala on the fafda.

Give gashes to chillies and fry it for a few seconds. Then remove it on a plate. 

Now, sprinkle salt, jeera powder, coriander powder, amchur powder and mix it.

Add fafda on a serving plate and serve it with the sambharo & fried green chillies.

Fafda is ready to serve.


Incorporating this mouthwatering Gujarati Fafda into your culinary repertoire is the perfect solution for those seeking a taste of authentic Gujarat. As you relish the delightful combination of crispy textures and vibrant flavors, you're enjoying a slice of Gujarat's culinary heritage right in your home. So, why wait? Keep exploring Chef Ajay Chopra's culinary treasures and check out more of his delightful recipes, courses, and books. Your culinary adventure has only just begun!



FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):


  1. What is Fafda?

    • Fafda is a popular Gujarati snack made from gram flour and spices. It's known for its crispy texture and delicious flavor.

  2. How do I make Fafda at home?

    • To make Fafda at home, you'll need ingredients like gram flour, papad khar, hing, and more. Follow Chef Ajay Chopra's step-by-step instructions for the perfect recipe.

  3. Can I find Fafda near me?

    • You can explore local Indian restaurants or snack shops to find Fafda. It's a popular snack in many regions.

  4. What is the key ingredient in Fafda?

    • Gram flour (besan) is the primary ingredient in Fafda, giving it its distinctive taste and texture.

  5. Is Fafda gluten-free?

    1. No, Fafda contains gram flour, which is not gluten-free.

  6. What is the traditional accompaniment for Fafda?

    • Fafda is often served with Sambharo, a spicy and tangy raw papaya salad.

  7. How long does it take to fry Fafda until crispy?

    • The frying time can vary, but typically, it takes a few minutes until the Fafda turns crispy and golden brown.

  8. Is Fafda a popular dish in Gujarat?

    • Yes, Fafda is a beloved Gujarati snack and is commonly enjoyed as part of various meals and festivals in the region.