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Homemade Papadums (Poppadom)

Spicy and crispy Papadums are a great starter or side dish. It is easy-to-make and delicious.

February 27, 2022
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 35 mins



  1. Preheat the oven to 300 °F.
  2. In a large bowl or food processor, mix flour, pepper, ground cumin seeds and salt. Combine well until the spices are evenly distributed and there are no lumps.
  3. Then add the minced garlic.
  4. Add water to give the dough a sticky consistency. Knead the dough for 5 minutes by hand or 15 seconds in the food processor. Continue kneading until the dough is smooth.
  5. Roll the dough into a cylinder or use your hands to form a dough about 2 inch thick and 6 inch long.
  6. Using a sharp knife, cut the cylinder into ½ inch thick slices.
  7. Place each slice on a lightly greased baking tray.
  8. After lightly oiling the dough slices, roll out the slice into a very thin circle with a diameter of about 6-7 inch.
  9. Roll the papads very thin, no more than ½ inch in diameter. Sprinkle cayenne pepper on each papada.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 25 minutes or until the papadoms are crispy and crispy.
  11. Then remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.
  12. Serve it warm.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Papadum
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.2 g4.1%
Sodium 105 mg4.6%
Protein 6.5 g13%
Potassium 297 mg6.3%
Potassium 297 mg6.3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Add more black pepper, garlic powder and chili flakes for a stronger flavor.
  • You can add rice flour to add a soft texture to the bread.
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Papadum, Papad or Poppadom is a classic Indian cracker or flatbread. It is usually served as an appetizer or a snack.

If you are looking for a practical recipe that you can prepare in the oven or microwave, try to make this Papadum. Flavor thin and crispy crackers with chutney or sauces.

What Is Papadum?

Papadum is a thin North Indian flatbread. It may be served as a side dish or as a snack. Indian restaurants will often offer it as an appetizer with a variety of chutneys to dip it in. In its most basic form, papadum is a thin, wafer-like cake made from wheat, derived from the Sanskrit word parpaa. It's currently regarded as a commonly accessible snack item.

There are some variations of the dish, such as rice papadum, which is boiled in water and dried in the sun, and masala papadum flavored with black pepper, chili pepper, cumin, and garlic.

Papadums are also popular in the United Kingdom and Australia, where the bread is often served as an appetizer with mango chutney and lime pickle dips.

Is Poppadom Gluten-Free?

Because it is commonly prepared with flour from legumes like lentils or chickpeas, poppadom is a gluten-free option to roti or naan, though it is not a real substitution because it is not bread-like in texture. Though poppadom is traditionally fried in peanut oil, chickpea flour is abundant in fiber, iron, and protein, and healthier versions may be made by toasting or baking.

Is Poppadom Vegan?

Poppadoms are appropriate for vegans in practically all instances. Rice and lentil flour are often used to make poppadoms. Lentils are an important component in vegetarian recipes.

What To Serve with Papadum?

These are as delicious on their own as they are with chutneys like mango. They may be eaten before or after a meal, and they go well with almost any food. It's a light and refreshing menu dish that goes well with dipping sauces and chutneys.

As a snack, papadum may be provided. It's great as a snack with a cold drink. It may also be eaten as a side dish with rice, chapati, or naan. Toppings like chopped onions, chutney, or other dips and sauces may be added to papadums.

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How To Store Papadum?

Dry the papadums for two to three days in the sun, until they are completely dry. You may alternatively dry them in the oven for 4-6 hours on the lowest possible setting. For up to 6 months, store the dried papadums in an airtight container or a sealed plastic bag.

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