Channa daal - 1 cup, soaked for 4-5 hours
Garlic pods - 3-4, peeled
Ginger - 1.5 inches
Green pepper - according to your taste. Spicier the better
Fennel seed powder - 1-1.5 tsp
Cumin seeds -1 tsp
Black pepper - optional
Cilantro - fresh chopped
Wheat flour and rice flour in equal ratio
Water to prepare dough
Prepare soft pliable dough by mixing the ingredients under dough. If you don't have rice flour, just soak rice for 30 minutes in water, drain, dry and grind into fine powder.
Grind all the ingredients under filling with minimum water. Adjust seasoning according to your taste.
Assembling the fare/faras
Pinch put small balls from the dough and roll it flat about 4' in diameter. Fill in 1.5-2 tbsp of filling and seal the sides. Similarly prepare other faras.
There are two methods of steaming. You can drop the faras in boiling water and steam for 10 minutes or layer it on the steaming plate and steam. I used 'steam' mode of instant pot. Either way, faras will cook to perfection. Scoop out the cooked fara and enjoy as is with your favorite chutney/ dip or shallow fry for more rich flavor.