How To Make Masala Papad

How To Make Masala Papad

Masala Papads are a great variation to plain Papads. They look great and can be served as snacks or appetizers. Just the thought of them makes our mouths water (the folks who have tried them will know what we mean!). Warning! - these can be very addictive, so make plenty!

Step 1: Roast The Papad

Roast a papad on the stove. This works well if you have a gas stove. If you have an electric stove, you might need to use one of those flat irons that can hold the papad on there. And the other easy way to do this is using a microwave.

Wait until it burns just a little bit. A little bit of the burned flavor in the papad really adds a lot to the flavor.

This is a chili papad. But you caan use any papad.
There are a lot of different papad varieties available. Garlic, jida, black pepper, but anything will do. Whatever your taste.
Here's an easier way to do it. I'm going to put it in the microwave for 1 minute.

Step 2: Add The Toppings

So when the papads are roasted. we're going to work on our toppings now.
We're going to mix our onions, tomatos, cliantro, green chilis, salt to taste, and we're also going to add in our lime, and our lemon juices. Give it a good mix.
Once that's mixed it's really nice. You don't want to wait too long, because once the salt is added to this mixture a lot of water starts collecting. So as soon as it's mixed you're going to top it.
Sprinkle it on generously.

Step 3: Preparation Tips

Iit reminds me of tortillas with salsa. With an Indian twist.
It's realy simple to make, the only catch is you have to serve it immediately.
Actually it works out well if you have a large gathering and you roast the papads ahead of time and you just have to top it.

Step 4: Add The Spices

Our last step, we're going to take chaat masala and just sprinkle it on. it's so healthy, you know? There's no oil and veggies. It's up to you how much spice you add, but if you're still more adventurous, you can add a little more red chili powder.

Step 5: Serve

There we go. Masala papads ready to eat. It's very good.
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