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Farra is a renowned street food in Chattisgarh, India. It is a traditional and wholesome dish, revered as a staple for both breakfast and evening snacks. With its simple preparation, it's a quick fix for cravings and also an excellent choice to offer guests.


4 Servings

For Farra

  • 2cup
    Rice flour
  • 1/4tsp
    Salt (as per taste)
  • 1cup

For Tempering

  • 2tbsp
    Oil (preferably Mustard Oil)
  • 1tsp
    Mustard Seeds
  • 1tsp
    Cumin Seeds
  • 1tbsp
    White Sesame Seeds
  • 2
    Dry Red Chilies
  • 2sprig
    Curry leaves
  • 2
    Green chillies (finely chopped)
  • 1/4tsp
    Turmeric powder
  • 1/4tsp
    Red Chilli Powder (adjust to taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 1/2cup


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the rice flour and salt.

  2. Gradually add water while mixing with a spoon. Once combined, knead the rice flour mixture and form a soft, smooth dough.

  3. Grease your palms with oil, divide the dough into small portions and shape them into cylindrical shapes. Set them aside.

  4. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat.

  5. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, white sesame seeds, dry red chillies, curry leaves, and chopped green chillies. Allow them to sizzle and release their aroma for a few seconds.

  6. Add in turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Sauté for a few more seconds.

  7. Pour water into the pan and bring it to a boil.

  8. Carefully place the shaped farras into the pan. Cover and cook them over high heat for 7-8 minutes until the water evaporates.

  9. Stir fry the farras for additional 4-5 minutes, allowing them to develop a slight golden colour on the outside.

  10. Remove the pan from the heat and let the farras rest for a few minutes.

  11. Serve them while the farras are warm with your favourite chutney.

Tips & Tricks

  1. If the dough is too dry, ensure to adjust the water content. The right consistency will ensure tender farra s after steaming.

  2. After cooking, the farras have a slightly sticky texture. Allowing them to rest for a short while helps them firm up.

  3. Adjust the spice level according to your preference.

  4. The number of servings will depend on the portion size you serve.

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