Pappad, a thin Indian wafer eaten fried or roasted, is a side dish that always adds a bit of spice to a meal, complementing it in ways no other snack can. Whatever the meal, Pabad always stands out with its rich flavors and flavour. Given the diversity of India, Pabad is seen to carry the local ingredients from the staple crop of that region, making it a truly national snack. There was a time when almost every family in India knew the craft of making delicious papad. Over time, when we moved to buy ready-made food products off the shelves, this cooking practice saw a decline. But she was not lost.
We’ve prepared recipes to help you prepare a light meal that you can enjoy at home this winter. When the weather is cold, we crave snacks and there can be no better alternative than the old golden papad. Here’s how to improve your winter meal with these recipes.
1- Hello Ka Babad
We all love potatoes. So Papad is also loved by all. These papads were once a household feature with old women, with the help of their grandchildren, who made them with kilograms of potatoes. One of the great advantages of this papad is that it lasts all year round.
2- Sabodana Babad
Made with sabudana, this papad is not only mouth-watering but also energizing. Sabudana is extracted from the edible part of the tropical palm tree and is packed with many health benefits. It has a high calorie content because it consists of starch. Being gluten-free makes it an excellent alternative to wheat-based flours and grains. Pappad also contains the benefits of jeera that aid in digestion.
3 – Dal Babad
We usually make this papad using urad or moong dal. It can be a great alternative to chips and other processed snacks like fingers which are sold at a higher price in the market.
4- Rice papad
A unique recipe in India, papad is prepared by boiling and puffing rice grains. It’s more crunchy than the papad you make with dal. You can add a little lemon juice to bring up a great flavor.
5- Masala Babad
Once you have your papad made, you can either make it plain or add a twist to it. Put the onion and tomato mixture on the papad base and have a hot cup of tea or coffee without worrying about the calories.
6- Babad Ki Sabzi
During the winter, we like to put off getting out of our homes — even to buy vegetables. Next time you feel like it, you can always turn to a papad in your kitchen to cook it sabzi in a spiced Curd broth.
7- Papad Stuffed
If you are among those who love stuffing in food, try the papad as a wrap. It is healthier than the refined wheat flour (Maida) used in the market. Use a chicken or paneer filling if you prefer a vegetarian diet.
Try these recipes and tell us which one was your favourite!