Farali Dosa


You can’t imagine my delight when I found out about this word, ‘farali’. It means ‘fasting’ and in our unique Indian way, fasting also has an awesome spread of dishes. I had always heard of ‘vrat’ or ‘upvas’ for fasting menu but never ‘farali’. Guess, that is why we do a mega marathon to find such deeper meanings in life. So suddenly my options for the alphabet F grew by leaps and bounds and I was actually spoilt for choice. Who would have thought?

Another interesting option I came across was ‘French Fries Dosa’ which is a popular dish in the Mumbai street food world. I was very tempted to do it but I was dissuaded by the fact that it involves too much deep frying and my Tamizh heart did not allow me to try combining dosai with french fries. So here we are with Farali dosa.


Recipe from here

Makes 7-8 dosas


1/2 cup Sama Rice

1/2 cup Amaranth flour

2 tbsp Sago flour

1 green chilly, finely chopped

1 tsp chopped ginger




Cumin seeds, crushed

Pepper, ground


  • Soak the sama rice in water for two hours. Drain the water and set aside
  • Combine the sama rice, amaranth flour, sago flour, green chilly, ginger and salt with water to make a batter in the same consistency of regular dosa batter
  • Heat a tava and pour a ladle full of batter and spread it in a circular shape
  • Sprinkle some crushed pepper and cumin on top and drizzle some oil on the sides of the pancake
  • After a minute or so, disengage the pancake from the tava with a steel spatula and turn it over
  • After a minute take it off the tava
  • Repeat the process with the rest of the batter
  • Serve warm with some farali peanut chuntey
  • Enjoy!





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