October 15, 2011


The challenge for September was "Cholafali" a Gujarati snack. I tried this Gujarati Farsan specially made for Diwali. The flavors and taste was very different and I am glad I tried this new recipe. This event is hosted by Srivalli of "Spicing Your Life" and I followed Lataji's recipe.


Gram flour - 2 cups
Urad dhal flour - 1 cup
Moong dhal flour - 1 cup
2 tablespoons ghee
Cooking soda -1/8 tsp
Salt - to taste(to be dry roasted prior to adding to the flour)
Oil for deep frying

For sprinkling on top:

Red chilly powder- 3 tsp
Black salt - 3 tsp


1. Heat the pan and roast the salt. When the salt has been roasted, add it to the flour mix.
2. Add the ghee to the flour and mix well.
3. Make a stiff dough and rest the dough for a few minutes.
4. Divide the dough in small portions and make small balls off it and roll out thin discs on a greased surface.
5. Cut out strips off the dough.
6. Deep fry the strips in hot oil till. It will puff up.
7. Fry them until they are crisp.
8. Meantime mix red chilly powder and black salt.
9. Sprinkle the chilli-salt mix on top immediately while the cholafalis are warm.