Fara roti/ Bhat Fara from Chattisgarh.
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!
- Cooked Rice
- Rice Flour
- Red Chilli
- Sesame seeds
- Curry leaves/ kari patta
- 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.
- Add little water also to mix the cooked rice well with the rice flour.
- After mixing it well, form it in the shapes of idlis or any other shape desired and keep aside. These are the Fara Pori
- Take oil in a Kadai/pan
- Add 2-3 spoons of Jeera, Sesame seeds, Kadi patta/ curry leaves/ dry chillies tadka/ tempering
- After the tadka/ tempering is ready add 1 or 2 glasses of water.
- Add water enough to soak the fara puris prepared earlier. Boil the water well.
- As soon as the water boils, add the Fara porous made 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 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.