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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  1. Same pinch again ! I too made farali dosa, there’s even a fruit and nut dosa at the Ghatkopar khaugalli vendor. Imagine if we have time , we can check these out on ur next trip πŸ™‚

  2. Today there are so many farali recipes and even I learnt about the word today. This is why we take part in BM. The dosas look so good and perfect for fasting. I would really like to know more about the french fries dosa.

  3. Wonder how french fries dosas will be, have to check for it. Farali dosa looks excellent and just prefect for fasting. Healthy and nutritious.

  4. Faryali has been the star of the day ! F sure was hard to crack and Faryali seems to fit very well . The dosa looks lovely , though I would love to see the French fries Dosa too :)) greedy ? .. no just inquisitive :))

  5. I’m going to put on kilos this navratri….so many farali dishes are there today for letter F. This farali dosa is going to be one of the dishes I’ll make during navratri.

  6. farali dosa looking awesome Sowmya. Soft and perfectly cooked dosa surely a great pick in navratri fasting. it is more feasting with it.

  7. It’s raining farali flatbreads today! a wonderful dosa recipe, never tried making a farali one. Adding also rajgira flour is a good option. However, would have loved to see the French fries dosa recipe πŸ™‚

  8. Wow this is almost an instant version of dosa considering the fermentation time required for normal dosa. Looks yummy, would love to try

  9. Same picnch Sowmya! I just wrote down Farali and decided to finalize a dish later as I found so many choice for that word!! This dosa is being added to my list of dosas as I love to make something new and my family sort of expects it as well πŸ˜‰

  10. hahahaha I agree on the Mega BM giving us life lessons, I learned about farali couple of years back when I made a farali sweet…lol..these dosas look and sound fantastic..btw those french fries dosas sounds so yummy yaar, guess the Mumbaikars can think of anything with dosas..

  11. I guess after the flatbread mega marathon it is time for all us to go on fasting and these recipes will come in handy for that day. I love this dosai, but I still can’t get over the French Fries dosai. I have to go and look into them now.

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