Tuesday, March 23, 2010

papad ki sabzi

Papads are very thin crispy crackers which can be eaten as an appetizer and is commonly used in most of the parts of india,years back at the time of our mothers,grand mothers and great grand mothers it was a tradition to make moong dal papads /chana dal papads at home which use to take hours and days ,it was actually a small get together types where close relatives ,friends and neighbours /society people use to come and help in rolling thin papads,then they drying the rolled papads on sheets or old sarees/dupattas for sometime,then later use to keep in sunlight for few minutes and then finally it was stored in stacks.These home made papads were just unbeatable and it was real fun , i still remember when i was a kid even i wanted a rolling pin and small balls of the dough to roll the papads,though i wasnt able to make a circular shape still i wud try my best and atleast make some small pancakes and give it to my mom,she would then roll it again and give it a proper size and shape.Even now a small amount of rajasthani  people have continued this tradition not on daily basis but atleast during some family weddings,they make a small amount of papads as it is our custom and so called shagun to make them at home.We friends use to play a game of  "kacha pappad,pakka pappad "a hilarious and funny tongue twister saying these words fast and continuosly was real fun as we use to make mistake saying "kacha pakkad,pakka pakkad " instead of papad.....those were one the funny & unforgetful memories of my childhood.About this recipe ...usually this was made in our family when we were out of our grocery stock ..even now sometimes i make this for myself when i dont have any veggies in my kitchen as my husband justs hates this dish,he will prefer starving or having maggie instead ;)
ingredients :
1 cup raw moong dal papad ( broken into small pieces )lijjat/punjabi papads/bikaneri papads
1 tbsp yogurt
1 chopped green chilli
2-3 curry leaves
1 tsp red chilli pwd
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp asafoetida pwd
2 tsps corriander pwd
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
chopped corriander leaves for garnishing
method :
heat oil,add mustard seeds,cumin seeds,let them splutter,add asafoetida pwd,curry leaves,green chillies.Add broken papads and fry for a min,add turmeric pwd,chilli pwd,corriander pwd,add yogurt and mix well,add 11/2 glasses of water,salt and mix well.let it boil & simmer till the papads are tender and soft.Garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot with phulkas/chapatis/rotis/parathas.


  1. happened to stumble upon ur blog.....u have a nice collection :) this subzi looks so yummy!


  2. thank you r...just went thru your blog also,i must say you too have some drooling recipes...will soon try few of them...

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