• 2 cups gram flour (besan)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Ankur Cottonseed Oil
  • Water (as needed)
  • Ankur Cottonseed Oil for frying

For Garnish (optional):

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger


Prepare the Dough:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine gram flour, turmeric powder, carom seeds, baking soda, salt, and 2 tablespoons of Ankur Cottonseed Oil.
  • Mix well to incorporate the oil into the flour mixture.
  • Gradually add water, little by little, and knead the mixture into a smooth, stiff dough. The dough should be firm but pliable.


Divide and Shape:
  • Divide the dough into small lemon-sized balls.
  • Take one ball at a time and roll it into a thin cylindrical shape on a clean surface using your palms. Repeat with the remaining dough balls.


Fry the Fafda:
  • Heat Ankur Cottonseed Oil in a deep frying pan or kadhai over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, carefully slide in the rolled fafdas, a few at a time, into the hot oil.
  • Fry the fafdas on medium heat, turning occasionally, until they turn golden brown and crispy. This should take about 6-8 minutes.
  • Remove the fried fafdas using a slotted spoon and drain excess oil on paper towels.


  • Serve the hot and crispy fafdas immediately.
  • Optionally, garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves, green chilies, and ginger before serving.
  • Fafdas are often served with green chutney, tamarind chutney, or spicy pickles.


Enjoy your homemade Fafdas made with Ankur Cottonseed Oil!