Chawal ka Fara / Bhat Fara from Chattisgarh.
Contributed by Kirti Bala
Fara is a popular traditional dish of northern India. Is quite easy to make and the dish consumes very little oil. Is a win win all the way with its health benefits too!
- Cooked Rice 1 cup
- Rice Flour 1 cup
- Red Chilli 1/2 tbsp
- Sesame seeds 1- 2 spoons
- Salt as per taste
- Jeera 1/2 tbsp
- Water as required
- Curry leaves/ kari patta a few leaves
- Oil as required
- Add Rice flour to cooked rice and add salt as per taste. Important to add Rice flour little by little to enable to form balls from the cooked rice.
- Add little water to mix the cooked rice well with the rice flour.
- Once mixed well form it in the shapes of idlis or any other shape desired and keep aside. These are the Fara.
- Take oil in a Kadai/pan
- Add tadka/ tempering of Jeera, Sesame seeds, Kadi patta/ curry leaves/ dry red chillies
- Add to the tadka/ tempering 1 or 2 glasses of water.
- Add water enough to soak the fara prepared earlier. Boil the water well.
- As soon as the water boils, add the Faras prepared earlier into the kadai/ pan
- Cover the kadai/ pan well with a lid to not let the steam escape.
- Keep the flame high for the first 5 minutes and then lower the flame and allow it to be cooked well.
- Check after 15 minutes whether the water has dried.
- The Fara is now ready if the water has dried completely.
The Faras from can be relished with Tomato Chutney or Sambhar.