Masala Papad (Crispy India Cracker stuffed with tangy carrots, Bell peppers and onions) – BM # 26

Masala Papad

For the fourth week of the blogging marathon, I chose the theme pick one and make three. The ingredient I am going to use for the next three days is carrot. I have to make an appetizer, Gravy and desert with my chosen ingredient. For the day 1, I am making this Masala papad as my appetizer.

This recipe was in my personal recipe book for at least about 10 yrs. Long back I saw this recipe being made in some Indian cooking program and as soon I saw it I had made it once. After that for some reason I never made it again. When I was pondering over what to choose as my ingredient to work with for three consecutive days, my husband reminded me of this dish. I dug deep and found my old recipe book and found this recipe.

This is a very easy recipe with very minimal ingredients. This is a perfect crowd pleaser and can be served with tamarind chutney and green chutney. The ingredients I used are based on my family’s personal preference. This recipe can be altered or any other vegetable can be added or taken out depending on your liking.



Masala Papad

Preparation time – 15 mins
Cooking time – 15 mins
Difficulty level – easy

Ingredients – (makes 10 papads)

  • Lijjat papad (any variety) – 10 (I used the cumin and the Punjabi masala variety)
  • Carrots – 2 (grated)
  • Onion (small) – 1 (chopped finely)
  • Bell pepper – ½ (chopped finely)
  • Roasted peanuts – ¼ cup (crushed)
  • Lemon juice – 1tsp
  • Cilantro – 2 tbsp (chopped)
  • Salt – a pinch
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Procedure –

  • In a bowl mix all the ingredients except the papad.
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  • Heat a tawa and roast a lijjat papad on one side. Press with a paper towel to evenly roast it on all the sides.
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  • Turn the papad to the other side and then place about 2 tbsp of the masala on the roasted side of the papad.
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  • Slowly start rolling the papad into a roll with the masala inside. When the papad is hot it will be very pliable and can be easily rolled.
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  • Masala papad is now ready. Serve as is or with Tamarind chutney and/or green chutney.
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Do not make the masala papad too ahead of time since it will become soggy.

Check out what my other friends are cooking for the Blogging Marathon #26 !

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