Chawal ka Fara / Bhat Fara from Chattisgarh.

May 22, 2020

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!


  1. Cooked Rice 1 cup
  2. Rice Flour 1 cup
  3. Red Chilli 1/2 tbsp
  4. Sesame seeds 1- 2 spoons
  5. Salt as per taste
  6. Jeera 1/2 tbsp
  7. Water as required
  8. Curry leaves/ kari patta a few leaves
  9. Oil as required


  1. 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.
  2. Add little water to mix the cooked rice well with the rice flour.
  3. Once mixed well form it in the shapes of idlis or any other shape desired and keep aside. These are the Fara.
  4. Take oil in a Kadai/pan
  5. Add tadka/ tempering of Jeera, Sesame seeds, Kadi patta/ curry leaves/ dry red chillies
  6. Add to the tadka/ tempering 1 or 2 glasses of water.
  7. Add water enough to soak the fara prepared earlier. Boil the water well.
  8. As soon as the water boils, add the Faras prepared 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 is now ready if the water has dried completely.

The Faras from can be relished with Tomato Chutney or Sambhar.