Fara roti/ Bhat Fara from Chattisgarh.

May 21, 2020

Contributed by Kirti Bala

Rice Fara is a traditional dish of northern India. Is quite easy to make and the dish consumes very little quantity of oil. Is a win win all the way with its health benefits too!


  1. Cooked Rice
  2. Rice Flour
  3. Red Chilli
  4. Sesame seeds
  5. Salt
  6. Jeera
  7. Water
  8. Curry leaves/ kari patta
  9. Oil


  1. Add Rice flour to cooked rice and add salt as per taste. Important to add Rice flour little by little to help us form the balls from the cooked rice.
  2. Add little water also to mix the cooked rice well with the rice flour.
  3. After mixing it well, form it in the shapes of idlis or any other shape desired and keep aside. These are the Fara Pori
  4. Take oil in a Kadai/pan
  5. Add 2-3 spoons of Jeera, Sesame seeds, Kadi patta/ curry leaves/ dry chillies tadka/ tempering
  6. After the tadka/ tempering is ready add 1 or 2 glasses of water.
  7. Add water enough to soak the fara puris prepared earlier. Boil the water well.
  8. As soon as the water boils, add the Fara porous made earlier into the kadai/ pan
  9. Cover the kadai/ pan well with a lid to not let the steam escape.
  10. Keep the flame high for the first 5 minutes and then lower the flame and allow it to be cooked well.
  11. Check after 15 minutes whether the water has dried.
  12. The Fara Pori is now ready if the water has dried completely.

Now remove the Faras from the pan and can be eaten with Tomato Chutney or Sambhar.