Dal Fara | How to make Dal Fara

By Rita Arora  |  2nd Jul 2016  |  
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About Dal Fara Recipe

Fara is a typical North Indian dish which is very popular in Uttar-Pradesh and is made during special and auspicious occasion. It is an authentic dish which is known to everyone in Uttar Pradesh.

Dal Fara

Ingredients to make Dal Fara

  • 1 cup safed urad dal
  • 1/2 cup chana dal
  • wheat flour/rice flour as required
  • 1/2 teaspoon sabut jeera
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/3 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 green chillies (adjust according to your taste) paste
  • salt as required
  • For tempering-
  • oil as required
  • 1/2 teaspoon jeera
  • 8 to 10 curry leaves
  • Pinch of asafoetida (Hing)
  • For garnish-
  • Few sprigs of coriander leaves, chopped

How to make Dal Fara

  1. To begin making the Dal Fara Recipe, soak the urad dal, chana dal and mutter dal for four to five hours.
  2. Make a coarsely ground yet fine paste of all dals in amixer grinder. Now mix the dry masalas, garlic and chillies paste and salt as required. (Add salt only when you are all ready to fill the paste in the puri else it will become watery).
  3. Add red chilly powder according to your taste.
  4. Meanwhile prepare the dough by adding rice flour, water and salt. Make thick puri out of the dough and add the dal paste on one side of the puri and cover with the other side.
  5. Cook the fara in a steamer for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. After 20 to 30 minutes, when it is cooked, switch off the stove and allow the fara to cool down.
  7. The next step is to temper the faras. Heat oil in akadhai/wok and add jeera, curry leaves and hing. Let the jeera crackle and then add fara and stir for a bit.
  8. Once it is done, garnish with fresh coriander and it is ready to be served.
  9. Serve Dal Fara on its own withTomato Garlic Chutney

Reviews for Dal Fara (2)

pratibha rao2 years ago

wow that sounds yummy.

Veena Kalia2 years ago


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