Innovative ways to use papad!

sent on 31-Jan-2019

Papad or Papadum is a thin Indian wafer, sometimes described as a cracker or flatbread. It is usually made from a dough of lentils flour. The dough is shaped into a thin, round flatbread and then dried (traditionally in the sun) and can be cooked by frying, roasting over an open flame, toasting, or microwaving, depending on the desired texture. You can perk up the dough with the addition of seasonings like chili, cumin, garlic, or black pepper.

There was a time when Indian households had a charpoy full of papads drying in the sun. But, people now prefer buying readymade dry papad from the market. South Indian papads popularly referred to as appalam are made using urad dal or rice flour. While those made with urad dal flour & moong dal flour called as Bikaneripapad are popular in Rajasthan and then there are Punjabi urad dal papads. In fact, there are papads made with ingredients like potato, sago that can be consumed during fasting days.

Papads can perk up the simplest of meals with its crunch and tongue-tickling flavours. No wonder it is a popular accompaniment to an Indian meal. Papads come in different shapes and can be transformed to create delightful snacks and munchies. From masala papad to papadchuri and tongue-tickling starters like paapd paneer kekurkure&Papad Potato Roll. There are endless ways to use papads.

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