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Authentic Recipe of Papad. Savory Indian Traditional Black Gram Bread from Rajasthan.

Papad is an Indian side dish made with black gram flour which is fried. The crunchy bread is consumed with curries.

Things to know about Papad Recipe

The Indian Traditional Black Gram Bread or Papad is a fried bread of dough made with black gram.

The word “Papad” is derived from the Sanskrit word “parpata.” “Parpata” means “flattened disk.” It has various regional names. The side dish is called “appalam” in Tamil Nadu, “happala” in Karnataka, and “pampada” in Odisha.

Punjabis and Gujaratis call the crunchy bread Papad. Its region variations have different ingredients. In Karnataka, jackfruit is also used to make the dish.

Indian women popularly make and sell the dish for individual or organized businesses. It is often served with main course dishes like curries. Small dips or pickles like tamarind chutney can be served with Papad.

Papad – Indian Traditional Black Gram Bread from Rajasthan

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: पापड़
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Main Cooking Method Fried, Fried (Shallow)


Servings 3 People
Calories / Serving 17 kcal


  • 3 units Black Gram Papad
  • 1 unit Onion finely chopped
  • 1 unit Tomato finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander Leaf
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin Powder roasted
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Oil
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  • Take a mixing bowl and add onions, tomatoes, red chili powder, chaat masala, cumin powder.
  • Now, add lime juice and mix all the ingredients well.
  • Take a pan on medium heat and add oil.
  • Now, add one Papad.
  • Fry until it becomes crispy.
  • Remove the Papad using a tong.
  • Spoon the Papad with the mixture made earlier.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves and serve immediately.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Calories: 17kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.003gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 128IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
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Cooking tip for making Papad

Serving it immediately after spooning the mixture on top is necessary as it becomes soggy.

What to serve with Papad?

Serve with curry or dips.

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