Farsan (food)

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Khandvi, Gujarati snack.jpg
Khandvi, a popular Gujarati snack (Farsan)
Course Snack
Place of origin Gujarat, India
Region or state Gujarat, Maharashtra
Main ingredients Potatoes, gram flour
Cookbook: Farsan  Media: Farsan

Farsāṇ (Gujarati: ફરસાણ, Hindi and Marathi: फरसाण) refers to Gujarati snacks.[1] Farsans are a very important part of Gujarati cuisine, wherein a wide variety of them are prepared on special occasions and to entertain guests, and are also enjoyed with tea.[2] Farsan is also found throughout the rest of India, particularly Maharashtra due to the influx of Gujarati traders in Mumbai.[1]

Some are fried items which are then dried and can be stored, others are fresh or steamed. The following are the main varieties of Farsan:[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Vikas Khanna (25 July 2013). SAVOUR MUMBAI: A CULINARY JOURNEY THROUGH INDIA’S MELTING POT. Westland. p. 378. ISBN 9789382618959. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Farsan Recipe, 150 Gujarati Farsan Recipes Page 1 of 14 - Tarla Dalal". Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Farsan • Gujarati Recipes". Retrieved 16 March 2017.