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Farali Chaat Recipe

Farali chaat is a delicious, spicy, and tangy Indian snack usually eaten during fasting days, especially during festivals like Navratri, Ekadashi, and Janmashtami. The word “farali” denotes food items that are permissible during a fast. Here’s how to prepare this scrumptious fasting-friendly chaat:


  1. 2 medium-sized potatoes, boiled and chopped
  2. 1 medium-sized sweet potato, boiled and chopped (optional)
  3. 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, coarsely crushed
  4. 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
  5. 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds (anar dana)
  6. 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped
  7. Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  8. Juice of 1 lemon
  9. Rock salt (sendha namak) to taste
  10. 1 tsp roasted cumin powder (jeera powder)
  11. 1 tsp sugar or powdered sugar (optional)
  12. Fresh yogurt (curd) – for garnishing (optional)
  13. Green chutney made from coriander and green chilies – for garnishing (optional)


  1. Preparation: Boil the potatoes and sweet potatoes until they are tender. Once cooled, peel and chop them into small pieces.
  2. Mix Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped potatoes, sweet potatoes, crushed peanuts, grated coconut, pomegranate seeds, and chopped green chilies.
  3. Add Spices: Sprinkle the rock salt, roasted cumin powder, and sugar (if using) over the mixture.
  4. Flavor Enhancer: Add the freshly chopped coriander leaves and squeeze the juice of one lemon over the mixture.
  5. Mix Well: Gently toss all the ingredients until they are well combined and all the flavors meld together.
  6. Serve: Transfer the farali chaat to serving bowls. If desired, you can drizzle some fresh yogurt and green chutney on top for added flavor.
  7. Garnish: Garnish with some more pomegranate seeds, roasted peanuts, and coriander leaves. Serve immediately.


  • Always make sure the ingredients used are permissible during fasting in your tradition or community.
  • You can also add other fasting-friendly ingredients like boiled peanuts or boiled sabudana (tapioca pearls) to this chaat.
  • Adjust the spiciness and tanginess according to your preference.

Enjoy your Farali Chaat as a light meal or snack during fasting days or whenever you crave some spicy tangy goodness!

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