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Simply Delicious Recipes For Fasting

Kaun kahete hai bhagavan khate nahi, 
Mata Shabari ke jaise khilate nahi...
Achyutam, Keshavam, Krishna, Damodaram, Ram Narayanam, Janaki Vallabham...

My favourite bhajan...so true to its words...by the way...Happy Janmashtami!!

Fasting sure revelas the strength of the soul. Fasting can be made more attractive if we dish out new items from the kitchen. Kahani me twist laya, naya masala dala to purani folk tales bhi modern lagati hai!!! Kuch aise hi farali vyanjan ek modern twist ke sath ek naye andaz me...sirf aap ke liye.. Kaho aur khilao!!! Kuch fasting ki dishes aisi bhi...

Dil Lalchati Farali Puri

Ingredients For Making Puri
  • Farali flour - 1 big bowl (Farali flour is readily available in grocery shops)
  • Oil - 3tbs 
  • Farali salt as per taste or regular salt.
Ingredients For Garnishing 
  • Boiled potatoes, smashed with hand - 1 small bowl 
  • Tomatoes, chopped - 1 small bowl (if you use in fast)
  • Green chutney
  • Dates n imliy chutney
  • Pomegranate
  • Sweet Curd (optional)
  • Potato sev (Optional) 
  • Coriander leaves 

In big bowl take farali flour. Add oil and farali salt to it. Mix well and make a dough by adding water to it. Keep the dough covered for 5-10 mins. Make small roundels of equal size from the dough. Roll each ball to make a puri just like papdi cha tpuri.  Deep-fry till the puri turns light brown. 

Spread the puris on the kitchen tissue paper to soak extra oil. For serving, place the puris in a plate. Take a small portion of the boiled potatoes and put it over each puri. Add pomogranate, green chutney, sweet chutney and sweet curd. Sprinkle farali salt, potato sev and coriander leaves. Thats all !!

Agar ise dekh kar, sungh kar aap ka dil na lalchaye to bolo.....Arey bhai ye hai hi Dil Lalchati Farali Puri!!!

Duma Dum Farali Dumplings

  • Potato (boiled)- 500gm
  • Grated coconut – 1bowl
  • Coriander leaves- Hand full
  • Green chilly-1or2 
  • Ararot flour – 1 bowl
  • Green chutney, Meetha chuteny or Sweet curd (optional)
  • Farali salt 

Boil the potatoes and smash them. Add ararot flour to it and mix well. Keep it aside. Make small lemon sized roundels from this mixture.  In another bowl mix rest of the ingredients, that is, grated coconut, coriander leaves, green chilly and  farali salt.  With hands, flatten the potato roundell to make a puri. Take a spoon full of the coconut mix and put it over the potato puri and make dumplings.  Roll dumplings in Ararot flour. Deep fry the dumplings till they turn brown.
Serve them pipping hot with green chutney or mitha chutney or sweet curd!! Kaun keheta hai dumplings sirf chinese hi hote hai...soch badalo...fast bhi badalenge!!!

Katta Mitha Farali Dahi Vada

  • Farali flour – 200 gm
  • Mix dry fruit – 1 small bowl (cashew, almonds, raisins), chopped
  • Sweet curd-500 gm
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Dhania jira powder or Jeera powder for garnishing 
  • Red chili powder for garnishing
  • Farali salt as per taste
  • Oil for frying

In a big bowl mix farali flour, mixed dry fruits, farali salt. Add water and make dough. Let its consistency be that of pakodas.  Heat oil in a kadai . Drop a spoon full of the dough in the oil, one at a time. Fry it on a low flame till it turns light brown. Remove it from kadai and  put in hot water for half a minute. Take it out and press between the palms to remove excess water. 
To serve, arrange the dahi vadas in a plate. Pour sweet curd graciously over them. Garnish it with sweet curd, dhaniya jeera powder or just the jeera powder, red chili powder, and coriander leaves. Sprinkle farali salt over it. If you like you can add green chuteny or mitha chutney as well.

Khatte mithe farali dahi vade khao aur Prabhu ke gun gao...ye prabhu ki hi to den hai, ki hame ye sari swadishta chije khane ko mili hai....