easy dal fara recipe | How to make dal fara | Step by step

easy dal fara recipe | How to make dal fara | Step by step

Make this delicious easy dal fara recipe on a special occasion or on a festival. Fara is a typical North Indian dish which is very famous in Uttar-Pradesh and is made during the special and auspicious occasion or festival.

It is an authentic dish that is known to everyone in Uttar Pradesh and each one has its own naming convention. Serve Dal Fara on its own with Tomato Garlic Chutney or as a side dish with your delicious North Indian breakfast.

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Dal Fara is a traditional meal from Uttar Pradesh, it is very popular in Lucknow and Kanpur. Eay dal fara recipe is made from wheat flour, by filling chana dal paste along with spices. Some times made with rice flour and urad dal as well.


  1. Dal Fara makes for a delicious evening snack by itself, or it can also be enjoyed with green chutney or served with masala chai during those cold winter evenings.
  2. Chana dal Fara is made by the steaming method using 2 main ingredients, one is rice flour and the other is chana dal.
  3. This meal is fondly cooked and eaten in Uttarpradesh especially it’s Eastern regions.
  4. This is eaten as a side meal or in between the two meals as a snack. This rustic meal places high in their day to day menu.
  5. As no oil is used to make, it is easily digestible and light on the stomach.
  6. For the first step, the shells are prepared with rice flour by kneading it with hot water.
  7. For the second step, we prepare its chana dal filling, adding salt, spices, and some aromatics. The third and final step requires the steaming of the stuffed shells.
  8. Finally, the tasty easy dal Fara recipe is ready to enjoy with chutney


  1. 4 cup White Urad Dal )
  2. 1 cup Chana dal
  3. 1 cup Arhar dal, optional
  4. Wheat Flour, or rice flour as required
  5. 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  6. 1/4 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  7. 1/3 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  8. 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  9. Asafoetida (Hing), A pinch
  10. 3 cloves Garlic
  11. 2 Green Chillies, paste (adjust according to your taste)
  12. Salt, as required
For Tempering
  • Sunflower Oil, as required
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
For garnish
  • 10 Curry leaves
  • Asafoetida (Hing), A pinch

How to make easy dal fara recipe

For Stuffing

  • To make dal fara recipe, first soak urad dal, chana dal, and Arhar dal for about five hours
  • Make a paste of garlic, ginger, and chili in your spare time and keep it aside.
  • Pour the dal mixture into a sieve and separate the water, now put this mixture in the mixer grinder and make a fine paste.
  • Take the mixture of lentils in a large bowl, add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, asafoetida, and garam masala and mix well.
  • In the remaining time, you knead rice flour, for this, prepare the dough by adding water and salt to rice flour.
  • Add 2 tablespoons butter and mix well to bring tenderness to the flour.

How to make easy dal Fara recipe

Add a little oil to your palms, mash the dough with it, until it becomes soft. If hard, apply some water. Divide the dough into small pieces. With the help of a rolling pin, roll it like roti.

Steamed cooking Fare
  • Fara is steamed, requires a steamer and if not, you can make it from the arrangement below.
  • Place 1/2 liter water in a large pot and heat it. When it is well heated, grease the surface of a strainer with oil and place it over a vessel containing water.
  • Place the prepared fara over it and cook for about 10-12 minutes on medium heat.
  • Heat a pan on the gas, cut the fare into 2–3 parts of the horizontal. When the pan gets hot, add 1 big spoonful of oil.
  • Reduce the flame and add curry leaves, cumin seeds and green chilies ( finely chopped).
  • After frying, add red chili powder and asafetida, fry for 2 minutes. Now your Fara is ready, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with green chutney.
  • If rice flour hardens, add 1 or 2 teaspoons of water while kneading the dough.
  • If you do not have a steamer, then heat the water in a big vessel and keep it sieve over it. This makes the steamer work.

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