How to Make Chawal ke Fare

Farra or Fara is one of the famous chhattisgarhi dishes which is made of rice flour and cooked rice. It is somewhat similar to one of the asian dishes named rice fingers. The only difference is rice fingers are just boiled whereas fara/farra is sauted as well. You can serve it with different types of chutney or sauces. 

I would prefer it with either tomato chutney or coriander chutney. You can make it in just 20 min and it just tastes awesome. Most importantly , it is healthy as well. It requires very less oil in it for saute.  

You can even use the previous night cooked rice as well. It will surely utilize the leftover rice and will be a great snack for your kids



Ready In:

20 min


  • For Fara/Farra :

    • ½ cup cooked rice

    • 4 tbsp rice flour

    • 1 tsp oil

    • 1 tsp jeera

    • 1 tsp rai/mustard seeds

    • 7-8 curry leaves

    • Salt as per taste

    • 1 cup + 3 tbsp water for boiling and making dough

  • For tomato chutney:

  • 1 tsp rai/mustard seeds

  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes

  • 1 finely chopped green chilly

  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic

  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

  • Salt as per taste

  • ½ tsp red chilly powder

  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder

  • 1-2 tsp oil

Step by Step Instructions

For Farra/Fara-

Step 1

Take a bowl. Add cooked rice and rice flour. Add salt as per taste.

Step 2

Add little bit of water to mash cooked rice and make it a dough.

Step 3

Once dough is prepared, take a little amount of it and make it in shape of fingers. Not much thin neither much thick.

Step 4

Take a pan. Put oil in it. Once oil is heated up, add jeera,mustard seeds and curry leaves. Let it splutter.

Step 5

Add 1 cup of water. Let it boil for 1-2 min. Add the prepared fingers in it. Cover it with a lid.

Step 6

Let it cook for 5-10 min in medium flame. Once water disappears and fara/farra is cooked properly. Remove it from the flame.

For Tomato Chutney – 

Step 1

Take a pan. Add oil in it. Once oil is heated up. Add mustard seeds. Let it splutter.

Step 2

Add garlic and green chilly. Saute it for few seconds.

Step 3

Add chopped tomatoes, salt , red chilly powder and turmeric powder.

Step 4

Once tomatoes are cooked properly. Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve it with farra/fara.