Friday, October 22, 2010

Masala Papad - A Simple Crunchy Starter

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Masala papad is a very tasty Indian starter which always tops the menu card. It can also be a best snack for the 4 O'clock tummy grumble :)

Crispy papad with crunchy fresh vegetables, tangy lemon and spicy chilly powder makes it one of the most interesting appetizer. Yummmmm :)

All you need is papad and some fresh vegetables. The recipe is handy and can be made within a jiffy.

I love garlic papad and hence it was my choice for masala papad too. The flavor is totally upto you :) Freak out with your choice of papad and veggies :)

Masala Papad


Papad - 2
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Cucumber - 1/2 (optional)
Green chilly - 1
Lemon juice or Amchur powder
Chilly powder
Chaat masala

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Roast the papad carefully on direct flame and lay them on the plate. You can microwave the papad on high for a min too. But I always prefer direct roasting since the slightly burnt taste adds to the flavor of the starter. :)

Chop onion, tomato, cucumber, green chilly and cilantro finely and mix them together in a bowl. Drizzle some lemon juice, sprinkle some salt and chilly powder and mix well.

Spread it on the papad and finally sprinkle some chaat masala on top and serve it immediately.

Masala papad is ready to eat :) Eat it quickly to enjoy the crunchiness of the papad :)

Happy snacking :)

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Simply crack the papad into small pieces and mix it with the vegetable salad and serve it as a crunchy salad. :)

You can use fried papad for the salad.

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Written by: Nithya
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Unknown said...

Hi Nithya,

Yummy pappad...Innovative..:)Do stop by my blog!!:)


Unknown said...

How this post never showed in my reader...came here seeing from Fb..Anways totally agree with u, def a yummy perfect starter

Anonymous said...

super like :-)

Sandhya Hariharan said...

perfect starter...
Indeed quite a good tummy grumble appetiser:)

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

even for me nithya, i didnt see this in my reader.came after seeing in FB.
My fav starter.very longtime i made this at home.looks very cute and clicks are nice

Prema said...

delicious pappad,Love that kutty elephants...lovely pics.

Raks said...

I too love this and make the same way :) I microwave or toast in tawa ,simply yummy!

Raks said...

I too love this and make the same way :) I microwave or toast in tawa ,simply yummy!

Satya said...

wow its my favorite too ur all clicks


Swathi said...

Crispy pappad got some serious makeover. Delicious.

chef and her kitchen said...

my fav starter...ofcourse a low fat one too

Pappu said...

crispy starter. my fav one:)

Sayali said...

always liked....nice pics again

Deepthi Shankar said...

nice & crunchy papad

Nithu Bala said...

My favourite..very tempting...lovely pics as always..

Rumana Rawat said...

Wow my fav.. i always order this when ever i go to restaurant:)

Dhanya Ganesh said...

Yummy pappad.You are very creative:)

swapna said...

perfedt starter...crunchy and yummy!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

my daughter's favourite dear..yummy

Sanjana said...

I almost want to pick it up through my screen. Beautiful pictures and colours!

Priya Suresh said...

I want to pick them immediately, beautiful starter..

Unknown said...

indeed a great starter hit:)

Parita said...

My all time favorite..infact i remember I wouldnt visit a restaurant if we dont get good masala papads ther :D
Love the contrast background..lovely!

Anuradha said...

Oh wow... I love masala papad. Can you make one for me???

M D said...

I have been thinking of posting this for long on my blog and I see this on urs today! Ur papads look so good, I am sold!

Pushpa said...

Totally delicious papad,crunchy and refreshing...

Pushpa @

Cynthia said...

Those papads look gorgeous!

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