August 6, 2012

Janmastmi Special Recipe Farali Papdi Chaat

Recipe by Naiya Sheth : Learn how to make Farali Papdi Chaat. Surprised! A chaat recipe during fast? Yes, this is a very tempting home made farali papdi chaat recipe, especially for this Janmastmi. As we all know Janmastmi is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna - an avatar of Lord Vishnu. It comes on the eighth day of dark half or Krishna paksha of the shravan month. It is said that Lord Krishna was born on that day before five thousand years. It is called "Dwapar Yuga" and the beginning of  present "kali Yuga". As a grand celebration, we Indians make fast on this day. So this is a special recipe for the special day.

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 20 minutes

Ingredients to make Farali Papdi Chaat:

For base:

1 cup rajigra flour
1 table spoon oil
Salt to taste
1 tea spoon red chilly powder
1/2 tea spoon chilly flacks
Oil for frying

For toppings:

2 boiled potatoes
Green chutney as needed 
Sweet chutney as needed 
1/2 capsicum finely chopped
1/2 pomegranate seeds
Whisked curd
Salt to taste
1/2 tea spoon red chilly powder
1/4 tea spoon black pepper powder

For garnishing:

Farali Chevdo

Method to make Farali Papdi Chaat:

For base:

  • Mix oil,salt,red chilly powder and chilly flacks to rajigra flour. Make semi-soft dough from it and give rest covered for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Make small balls from it and roll small puries from them.
  • Prick them with fork or knife.
  • Fry them in hot oil at medium flame until crisp.
  • When ready drain on an absorbent tissue.
  • Keep aside in air tight container.

For toppings:

  • Chop boiled potatoes in small cubes. Add salt,red chilly powder and black pepper powder and mix well.

How to assemble:

  • Place puris on serving plate. Spread potato mixture over it and pour sweet chutney and green chutney over it. 
  • Sprinkle capsicum and pomegranate over it. You can add finely chopped tomato also. 
  • Yummy, tempting Farali Papdi Chaat is ready to serve.


  1. Papdi chat is favorite among my kids.
    My kids love choley and dahi with their papdi chat topped with loads and loads of dry fruits.
    Tastes awesome!!

  2. mouth watering recipe.....
    My fav too :)