Paapdis form a very important ingredient of the Indian Chaats.No Chaat is complete without this magical ingredient.Its flavour and crunchiness takes the chaat to a totally different level.
  • Butter or ghee or vanaspathi-1 1/2tbsp
  • Carrom seeds(ajwain)-3/4tsp
  • Salt-a pinch
  • All purpose flour(maida)-1cup
  • Water-as required
  • Oil-to deep fry
Mix the ghee, carrom seeds and salt to taste and cream well.
Add the flour to this.Mix evenly to get a crumbly mixture.
Add just a little water at a time and knead to get a firm, smooth dough. Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rest for 20 minutes
After the dough has rested, divide it into equal-sized balls. Roll between your palms till smooth. Lightly flour a clean rolling surface and press one ball flat. Roll out into a circle (1/4" thick) using a rolling pin.Prick the rolled out dough evenly using a fork.Thios will avoid the papdis being puffed up. Now use the circular cookie cutter/lid to cut smaller circles out on the large circle. Remove extra dough from sides of smaller circles and re-use.
Heat oil for deep frying, in a deep pan on a medium flame. When hot, add the Papdis a few at a time and fry on medium flame till crisp and golden.
Cool and store in an airtight container.
Paapdis can be eaten as they are,or can be used in many varieties of chaats such as bhelpuri,papdi chaat,sev puri,masala puri and so on.I shall post a few of the recipes soon.
The papdis are amazingly crisp and crumbly,and a great snack to munch on

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    Priya said...

    Crispy paapdi looks prefect for evening snacks..

  1. ... on March 7, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
  2. Subhashini said...

    looks crispy.

  3. ... on March 7, 2010 at 4:50 PM  
  4. BeenaShylesh said...

    wow nice paapdi......and nice presntion..there is an award waiting for u

  5. ... on March 7, 2010 at 5:22 PM  
  6. Ms.Chitchat said...

    Lovely crunch pappadis. Perfect clicks too.

  7. ... on March 7, 2010 at 8:14 PM  
  8. Fathima said...

    nice recipe... Paapdi is the part of chaat that I like the most... this looks crunchy and yummy...

  9. ... on March 7, 2010 at 8:43 PM  
  10. Sushma Mallya said...

    wow just so perfectly done just like the one which v get it outside...very nice anju...thanks for the recipe...and happy woman's day...

  11. ... on March 7, 2010 at 9:22 PM  
  12. Rachana Kothari said...

    A great snack for the teatime:) I love papadi so crunchy and yumm:)

  13. ... on March 8, 2010 at 3:20 AM  
  14. Aparna said...

    gr8 presentation dear..

  15. ... on March 8, 2010 at 8:01 AM  
  16. Pavithra said...

    Looks so yummy and crisp.. great for chaat right!!!

  17. ... on March 8, 2010 at 8:29 AM  
  18. Hamaree Rasoi said...

    Papdi looks very cruncy....Very nice clicks also.

  19. ... on March 8, 2010 at 9:19 AM  
  20. nisha said...

    Perfect for snaking or making chaat. I'm book marking this one .

  21. ... on March 8, 2010 at 8:36 PM  
  22. Siddhi S said...

    wow anjum very crispy papdis, yumm

  23. ... on March 9, 2010 at 1:18 AM  
  24. Kalai said...

    My first time have a wonderful blog with neat step by step recipes.
    This snack looks crispy n yummy. Will visit frequently!

  25. ... on March 9, 2010 at 2:56 AM  
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