Farah- North Indian Snack

Some snacks/dishes from North India just make me happy and nowadays when we all are just locked in our home I prefer to prepare dishes that are healthy and tasty at the same time.

I remember my Nani used to make delicious Farah and no one can match her taste, not even my mom. In many parts, we normally make it is with Rice flour but I prefer with wheat flour which adds more nutritional value for the entire family.

Step 1:

Soak 250gms of Chana dal for 4-5 hours.

Step 2:

Grind in Mixer with 3-4 garlic cloves and 2-3 green chilies in a fine paste.

Step 3:

Salt- according to taste
Red Chilli powder- 1 tbsp
Garam Masala- 1 tbsp
Amchur Powder- 1/2 tbsp


Step 4:

Make a medium dough with wheat flour and roll in thin small chapatti and fill the filling inside and give the desired shape.


Step 5

Boil water in a vessel with 2-3 drops of oil and a pinch of salt. Put inside your 3-4 Farah’s together. Tip: Don’t put many all together, it will break

Step 6

Once it comes above water take out in strainer and cut in thin slices. Shallow fry with a pinch of Ajwain (Caroom seeds) till it turns golden and crispy.

Serve with Green Chutney.


This is one of my and my entire family’s fav recipes. You can relish it with tea or serve as snacks at the party too.

Try and share how it turned out in comments.

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  1. I heard about this snack but never tasted it. Looking at the recipe. It looks pretty simple. Let me try it.

  2. Oh this looks like a pretty easy snack for the evening snacks though I mostly resort to oats or fruits so that they have their dinner well. Thanks for the recipe and introduction to this dish.

  3. I never heard about this snack. Though I ate a dish with Moong dal in similar fashion. Shall try this, though little long procedure but it looks delicious to do all the efforts.

  4. This is really new to me Ruchi, like you, I am also looking for some healthy and tasty snack options with recent lock-down situation. will try this recipe for sure and let you know how I liked it.

  5. I have never heard about this recipe. A very new recipe to try out . I am gonna prepare this . Looks so tempting seriously.

  6. Now this is some new type of snack I came to know about and also the recipe that you have shared is very easy to make at home. I am surely gonna try this new kind of snack for my family

  7. I read about this “Farah” on your Instagram and it looked so tempting. I’m going to try out this recipe of yours for sure.

  8. I love to eat Farah…my mother in law used to cook this. You increased the nutritional use by using wheat flour. It is looking so delicious.

  9. I have made farah a couple of times after one of my coworkers broit for lunch. They are super tasy, healthy and easy to make. Will tweak my recipe as per yours once.

  10. I learnt this recipe from Dipika and made it few days ago. It tastes really good and is very healthy and filling as well. Great use of urad dal in a snack.

  11. This looks super tempting. Also the making process is simple and easy. My daughter would love this healthy snack. Will check out.

  12. My mil calls these “Kalmi wade”- they are my absolute favourite. I eat these on my cheat days so that I can compensate the next day through my workout. North Indian food is so AWESOME! Yummy!

  13. I have never had this! Seems like a simple yet nutritious and delicious recipe. I will definitely try it out.

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