Fara Recipe (Indian Stuffed Lentil Dumplings)

Trust me, if you have not heard about Fara before, I won’t judge you. The Indian culture is filled with so many delectable cuisines that it’s hard to grab a taste of all.

Fara is hugely popular in the eastern regions of Uttar Pradesh, India. The good thing about the dish is it doesn’t contain anything unhealthy, and you can enjoy it at any time of the day.

For years, my family and I have relished the taste of Fara, and recently, I decided to share it with fantastic people like you.

Here’s a quick, simple, and, obviously, delicious Fara Recipe.

Also Read: Golgappe (Water Balls) Recipe


  1. Rice flour: Half kg
  2. Soaked Split Chickpeas lentil (Chana Dal): Half kg
  3. Soaked Black gram skinned: 250 gms
  4. Fresh ginger & garlic paste: 
  5. Cumin seeds paste: 1 tbsp
  6. Asafoetida: 2 pinches
  7. Salt: as per taste
  8. Mustard seeds: Half tablespoon
  9. Curry leaves: Around 3-4 sprigs
  10. Refined Oil: 1 cup

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  1. Make a paste of soaked split chickpeas & black gram in a mixer.
  2. Take out the lentils’ paste into a bowl and add asafoetida, ginger, garlic & cumin paste in it. Mix it all together.
  3. Now take rice flour on a plate, make a dough by adding water slowly and kneading it well.
  4. Make small balls from the dough and flatten them with your palm slowly. It should not be too thin.
  5. Fill it with the paste (made in step 2) in half portions and fold it by gently pulling the empty part upwards towards the end of the filled portion.
  6. Press the folded piece from the sides so that it doesn’t open up.
  7. Repeat this process until you make 4-5 folded pieces.
  8. Now take a cooking vessel, fill it with 2-3 big glasses of water and keep it on the gas on high flame.
  9. Slow down the flame once the water is boiled. Put the folded pieces one by one separately in the vessel with the help of a long spatula.
  10. Now half cover the vessel and let the pieces cook on high flame. Once again, after a boil, slow the flame & cook for 7-10 Mins.

Our Fara (dumpling) is ready. You can have it like this with mint sauce or momos sauce. It’s a healthy, lip-smacking dish to enjoy with friends and family. You can also fry it to make it crispy and more delicious.

Also Read: Upma Recipe: South Indian Delicacy

How To Fry Fara

  1. Cut the dumplings into small pieces, as shown in the picture.

2. Now, take 1 cup of oil in a deep pan. Once heated, add mustard seeds & some curry leaves into it.

3. Once the seeds start spluttering, put some small pieces (10-12) in the pan, & light fry it while stirring for 5-7 mins on medium flame.

4. You can also garnish it with some coriander (finely chopped).

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Satya loves to cook and she is predominantly a housewife. But, now she wants to share her recipes. Her deliciously yummy recipes!

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