Chorafali: This Navratri, Try This Gujarati-Style Savoury Snack
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Snacks and Gujarat make a perfect combination. It is very well known that Gujarati snacks are worldwide popular and the taste is so succulent that is loved by the people. Gujarat serves a variety of savoury snack recipes ranging from fafda, khakhra, thepla, chikki, khandvi, handvo, dabeli and whatnot. One thing which is commonly found in all these dishes is- the use of besan or chickpea flour and still, each of them is so different and tasty.

The recipe shared here is called Chorafali which is a super crispy snack and looks so appealing. This snack is usually served to guests during Navratri or Diwali and is made of urad dal and chickpea flour. 

Typically eaten during the yearly Diwali celebration, this melt-in-your-mouth traditional Gujarati snack tastes like papad or chips. One of the most appealing snacks, it has a sour and spicy seasoning of dry mango powder and chilli powder. It can be difficult to make a flawless chorafali at home sometimes.

The ingredients for the fritters are chola dal flour (or a combination of besan and urad dal flour), salt, baking soda, and deep-frying oil. The dough is smoothed out, flattened, and cut into long strips after being pounded with a pestle. The fritters are seasoned with a mixture of chilli powder, black salt, dried mango powder (amchur), and salt after they have cooked and puffed up. During the festive celebration, these crunchy, moderately spicy treats are especially well-liked in Gujarat.

Indian cuisine has relied on chickpea flour, sometimes referred to as gramme, besan, or garbanzo bean flour, for many years. Chickpeas are adaptable legumes with a mild, nutty flavour, and Bengal gram is commonly used to make chickpea flour. The use of this flour as a gluten-free substitute for wheat flour has recently increased all over the world. It is simple to prepare at home. 

Chorafali can be served with a cup of strong ginger tea along with some fried mirchi. The masala over the chorafali increases the flavours. The fluffy texture gives it an appealing look making it appetizing. Here’s the recipe for Chorafali.

Preparation time: 35 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

Servings: 4


  • Besan
  • Urad dal powder 
  • Salt 
  • Baking soda 
  • Oil 
  • Wheat flour 
  • Chilli powder 
  • Black salt 
  • Amchur powder


  • Take gram flour, urad dal mavu, salt, and baking soda and mix well.
  • Take water and heat it till warm, add in oil and pour this over the flour and knead well till it gets smooth. Set aside for 10 mins.
  • Take the dough on a board, sprinkle it with wheat flour and roll it thin.
  • Cut it into strips.
  • Heat oil for deep frying and drop in hot oil. It will puff up.
  • Fry until crispy and remove it. Sprinkle with spice powder mix and serve.