Gujarati Fafda Gathiya Recipe | How to make Fafda at home

Fafda is a famous crispy deep-fried Gujarati snack (or Farsan) mainly served during breakfast in the festive season. Fafda is one type of Gathiya which is rectangular in shape and yellow in color and prepared with Besan or Gram Flour.

Gujarati Fafda Gathiya Recipe | How to make Fafda at home

If you have not visited Gujarat or not tasted this yummy dish yet, then no worries, this recipe will give you the same taste that you get at Fafda-jalebi shops.

In this recipe, we have to knead a medium stiff dough of besan, salt, carom seeds, Asafoetida, and black pepper powder. Divide the dough into small portions and press them, keeping the dough under your palms on a smooth surface and lengthening the dough, spread it further until it becomes like a thin ribbon. Now carefully place them in hot oil and deep fry it until cooked crispy.

I am sure you might have heard the name Fafda-Jalebi many times. It is one of the most loved street foods among Gujarati people.

My father-in-law loves Fafda-Jalebi. Whenever any guest arrives at my home, he always offers Fafda-Jalebi during breakfast. This time I made everything from scratch and gave him a surprise breakfast, and he loved it. 

People often have this Fafda-Jalebi as breakfast. It is famous because of its delicious sweet-savory taste combination along with spicy chutney, or Sambharo fried chilies is a bonus. You can also eat Fafda with your morning tea as everyone likes the taste of Fafda, from children to elders.

Fafda is the most common and traditional snack eaten on the day of the Dussehra Festival during breakfast. Some people believe that Navratri fast should only be broken by eating something made up from Besan, so what better than Fafda-Jalebi…right!

When we make Fafda-Jalebi at home with fresh ingredients and good quality of oil/ghee becomes a healthy choice to eat. Gram Flour or Besan is considered to be light on the stomach, Gluten-free, and is rich in protein. Hence, it is a great option to eat after fasting. Fafda, when eaten with Jalebi, provides a good source of energy and reduces fatigue due to dance in nine Garba nights. It reduces migraines because of Insomnia. 

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Dusshera Special Fafda, Jalebi & Sambharo


  • Serve them hot/warm with hot Jalebi, Raw Papaya Sambharo, special besan kadhi, and fried salty green chili.
  • It is best enjoyed during breakfast.


  • they stay fresh for up to 1 week at room temperature. 
  • Always store them in an airtight container to prevent it from becoming soggy.

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Gujarati Fafda Gathiya Recipe | How to make Fafda at home
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Fafda is a famous crispy deep-fried Gujarati snack (or Farsan) mainly served during breakfast in the festive season.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 25 fafda
  • Besan / Chickpea flour - 1 cup
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Water - 2 tbsp + more if needed
  • Carom seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Hing - a pinch
  • Cooking soda - ⅛ tsp
  • Black pepper powder - ¼ tsp
  • Oil for frying
Instructions ( 1 cup = 250 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml)
  1. Take a besan in a mixing flour. Sieve it 2-3 times.
  2. Beat water and oil using a hand whisk or blend them in a mixer.
  3. Or Directly add them into flour.
  4. Add salt, carom seeds, hing, and black pepper powder.
  5. Mix them well and make a nice dough.
  6. I didn’t add any extra water.
  7. Transfer the dough into another greased bowl and knead it for 4-5 minutes.
  8. Cover it and keep it aside for 25 - 30 minutes.
  9. After 30 minutes, heat the oil in a wide Kadai.
  10. Divide dough into 25 equal parts.
  11. Take one part and roll into a long log or sausage as shown in the video.
  12. Place it at the one edge of the rolling board.
  13. Place the edge of your palm on it.
  14. By applying pressure, stretch it to another end of the board.
  15. From the same side insert the knife and lift it from the board.
  16. The same way prepares 2-3 fafda.
  17. To check, drop a small ball of dough in hot oil.
  18. Fry them in hot oil for 3-4 minutes or until done.
  19. Flip them halfway and fry until bubbles disappear.
  20. Follow the step and make fafda from the rest of the dough.
  21. Serve them with warm jalebis and papaya sambhara on the occasion of Dusherra.