Traditional Food has the essence of soulful Cooking. Fara is one such delicacy.
While rice dumplings like Monda Pitha ,Enduri Pitha are traditionally prepared here in Odisha in every festive season . Fara is the savory version of pitha which comes from Uttar Pradesh.
No-doubt these steamed dumplings are oil-free comfort food , but these fried one is super delicious. It won’t disappoint your guest if you pair them with your evening tea.
Recently I came across these fried Fara at my blogger friend Sangeeta’s page Banaraskakhana , she prepared these out of these steamed faras.
As you know i am very much fascinated by traditional food ,so it impressed me a lot and i thought of giving it a try.
I have made few changes to the original recipe in preparing the filling.Check this Recipe of Fried Faras..
Mix rice flour, wheat flour ,semolina and 1/2 tsp salt in a bowl. Using warm water knead a soft dough.
Make a fine paste of toor dal ,chana dal, green chili and all spice powder. Adjust salt in it.The filling is ready.
Divide the dough into 10 to 12 equal part .Roll each dough into circular disc with thickness less than 1 cm. Grease the edge with little water on finger tip. Fill the center with stuffing ,pull the edge into center and make a ball kind.
You can also give them to semi-circular shape which is easy to do.
Steam them for 4 to 6 minute. Let it cool.
Cut each ball into 1 cm thickness stripes.
Heat oil and fry them at medium flame until they are golden brown.Serve immediately .
Note : You can try variation of filling adding garlic or ginger to it. Also you can only use chana-dal in preparing the filling. Choice is completely yours 🙂
Serve them immediately else you may loose the crunchiness if kept for next day.
You can also have steamed faras if you don't want to go for fried one. Pair with some spicy potato curry .