Farah | How to make Farah

By Avantika Srivastava  |  9th Jan 2017  |  
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About Farah Recipe

Rice flour dumplings stuffed with chana dal and spices. This is a traditional recipe from Bihar, and is lipsmacking to taste.

Farah, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Farah by Avantika Srivastava will definitely help you in its preparation. The Farah can be prepared within 240 minutes. The time taken for cooking Farah is 20 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 5 people. The recipe details out how to make Farah step by step. The detailed explanation makes Farah so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Farah can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Farah from BetterButter.


Ingredients to make Farah

  • Rice flour 2 cups
  • chana dal 1 cup [soaked]
  • salt
  • turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • hing [asfoetida]
  • garlic cloves - 1
  • Green chilli -2
  • Corriander leaves [handful]

How to make Farah

  1. Soak chana dal for atleast 3-4 hrs in hot water.
  2. Make a soft dough of rice flour with water and rest for 5-10 min.
  3. Finely grind chana dal with garlic and green chillis.
  4. Add turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt to the ground chana dal mixture.
  5. Make small balls of the dough and flatten them with rolling pin, to a small puris.
  6. Put the prepared chana dal mixture on one side of the rolled puri and bring other half on top, to seal, the shape would resemble gujiyas.
  7. Boil some water in a saucepan with a perforated plate like the one we use to steam idlis. The vessel must be oiled properly.
  8. place the raw farahs on the oiled plate and steam them for 5-7 minutes.
  9. Check after 5-7 min by pressing the farah.
  10. If pressing or poking the outer layer of farah, leaves a mark on it, that means the farah is done.
  11. Serve it hot with green chutney .

My Tip:

You can also add garam masala powder and red chilly powder to enhance the taste of the stuffing.

Reviews for Farah (1)

Kalpana Arora2 years ago

sounds so yummy!
Avantika Srivastava
a year ago
yess it is...plz do try n give review!!

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