Sunday, January 28, 2018

Fara/Chattisgarhi Rice Flour Dumplings

Fara/Phara is a steamed rice flour dumplings which is a favourite breakfast food of peoples of Chattisgarh. This region is known for their rice production on large scale, hence rice is eaten widely in the state. Called either as Muthia or Fara, this dish is a beautiful steamed dish to relish with a spicy chutney.Rice flour once kneaded with hot water and shaped as oblong shaped dumplings which is cooked with tempering makes this fantastic healthy breakfast dumplings. As much as like South Indians mani kozhukattais, this faraa is definitely a must to try if you love mani kozhukattais.

Chattisgarhi Fara

 We are supposed to cook from Chattisgarh cuisine for this month's for Shhh Cooking Secretly, a monthly event started by me, which is now hosted by Mayuri Patel. And my pair for this month is Poonam Bachhav of Annapurna, she gave me rice flour and sesame seeds as my two secret ingredients. Since both these two ingredients have their own place in my pantry, i couldnt stop myself dishing out this fara once i got my secret ingredients from Poonam. Kids enjoyed this fara with spicy garlic chutney. Trust me those sesame seeds will bring the nuttiness to this amazing to this beautiful dish. Thank u Poonam for giving me a chance to dish this Fara at home.

Steamed rice flour dumplings, Muthia, Faraa

Recipe Source: Here
1cup Rice flour
2tbsp White sesame seeds
1tbsp Garlic (chopped)
3nos Green chillies (chopped)
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
Coriander leaves
Oil for tempering

Add two cups of hot water to rice flour and salt, kneading everything well and keep aside for few seconds.

Remove the rice dough and knead with oiled hands. Make small balls out of the dough.

Roll the balls as oblong shaped dumplings and keep aside.

Meanwhile in a kadai, heat enough oil, let crack the cumin seeds, sesame seeds, chopped garlic and chopped green chillies.

Fara, Rice flour Dumplings

Add the already prepared dumplings to the tempered spices, saute gently and add a cup of water.

Put the flame in simmer, close the kadai with the lid and cook until the water gets evaporates.

Your fara is ready.

Serve hot with spicy chutneys.


Poonam Bachhav said... Reply To This Comment

The steamed rice flour with sesame seeds sounds so healthy and flavorful Priya ! Lovely share on the theme !

madhu said... Reply To This Comment

very nice recipe Priya. I would definitely try it.
do you have any other events going at your place. I would love to participate or host. Thanks!

Vidya Narayan said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely delicious and this theme really brought out the best dishes (mostly gluten free ones). The next time I plan to make the kozhukattai, will definitely think of trying this too.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment


This recipe is nice and simple…  thanks for sharing.

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Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

OMG.. the Faraas are looking so cute.. can't wait to make them.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

What a tasty looking gluten free dish. I wanted to try this dish out when I was researching for Chhattisgarh cuisine. I had make something different with the ingredients given to me. Such amazing snacks from this region.

Sujata Shukla said... Reply To This Comment

Chhattisgarh Cuisine seems to have so many interesting and mostly healthy recipes! This one is so simple and clear, I can almost smell the tadka as you make it! Marking it for trying out soon!

Priya Satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and healthy snack. Such a guilt free dish !

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Oh, the fara look so good! :)

Sharanya palanisshami said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and tasty dumplings......

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Priya you are reminding me of the flavours of this yummy dish. I had made it when did the Indian Cooking Odyssey. Now I need to make it again. Drooling here.