Thursday, March 11, 2010

Papad Parathas

Papads or Poppadums are a favourite Indian meal accompaniment - and are eaten either before meals as an appetizer, or with meals (especially with rice) as a savoury spicy side or even after meals as a sort of a mouth-cleaner and mouth freshener, which is what the original purpose was.

In many parts of India and in many families (including mine!), papad eating is almost an obsession and a must-have with every meal. Papads come in almost as many varieties as there are spices - plus the variations on dough, thickness and amount of moisture remaining.

And they can be preapred in various ways - fried or roasted or even boiled and put into a gravy - and just plain or with any number of toppings - oil, ghee, onions, chilli, cumin, coriander leaves, lemon juice and so on.

Here is a rather unconventional papad based recipe. We had these Parathas with a spicy pinepapple salsa (recipe in the next post).My husband is a big papad fan, and was absolutely thrilled by the recipe.



Ingredients

For Papad Churi
2 - papad, roasted
2 tsp - sunflower oil
1/2 tsp - cumin powder
1 tsp -  red chilli powder (adjust according to your taste)
1/2 tsp - chaat masala powder



Crush the roasted papads into fine pieces with hand, add the oil and the spices and mix well.

For the dough
1 cup - whole wheat flour
water to knead
a pinch of salt
a little ghee to brush the dough
a little ghee to roast the parathas


Method 

  1. Add the flour and salt in a pan, add water and knead into a soft but managable dough. Brush the dough with a little ghee and knead again for a minute. Cover with a moist muslin cloth and keep aside for half an hour.
  2. Divide the dough into 4 parts and shape each into a ball and slightly flatten them. Add the papad churi in the center and seal the ball.Roll these balls into parathas.
  3. Roast the paratha on both sides on a non stick pan, brushing a little ghee on each sides until brown spots appear on the surface.
  4. Serve hot. We had these parathas with a spicy pineapple salsa.
Makes 4


The Crunchy taste even after roasting the Parathas adds a special zing !


The rather unusal combination of papad n pineapple turned out to be a big hit.


This goes to Srilekha's  EFM Parathas and Gravies/Curries Series 


Enjoy!

81 comments:

  1. That must make for a crunchy, delicious surprise in the parathas - how unique.

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  2. new one for me..super ..yummy yumm

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  3. Love the crunchy parathas. I guess with so much flavor and texture going on, there isn't a requirement for a side-dish! Good Job Girl!

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  4. That really sounds nice dear....need to keep in mind abt dis when no vegetable @ home..:)

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  5. Looks very appeasing dear...and a lovely treat as a starter...thanks for sharing the recipe

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  6. Totally new recipe ! Quite innovative , even I would love the crunchy parathas :)

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  7. Wow Rachna !!! thanks for sharing such a unique dish....that's a very crunchy munchy paratha :-)

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  8. Thats an unique one which no one thought abt it till now...looks awesome rachana, very innovative and different...

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  9. wow.. looks great.. thxs for the recipe.. this is totally new to me..

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  10. That's an interesting paratha, Rachana....I could eat salsa with almost anything..lol..If I make this I think I wouldn't have anything left to stuff..That pappad churi looks so tempting..

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  11. never heard or tasted this paratha..looks so good

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  12. Rachana,

    Papad paratha is new to me. Looks good

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  13. my family is also a papad fan.. roasted papad with ghee spread over and sprinkled with red chilli powder and roasted jeera is a big hit in my house.. this papad paratha is a really very unconventional..very innovative rachana!

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  14. Have never had any like this....sounds like a melee of amazing flavours...u rock and the pics are cutie too...

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  15. What an innovative recipe! Both looks perfect as snack foods! It can work in just like a quesadilla recipe.... good post and recipe Rachana!

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  16. this is so different and delicious!! loved this idea!!

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  17. New one and interesting recipe....looks yummy. Nice pic.

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  18. very interesting parathas...nice idea..wonderful clicks too.

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  19. How unique! Sounds great with pineapple salsa.

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  20. Thxs for visiting my site & lovely comment..added you in my blogroll..

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  21. Very interesting stuffing :)

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  22. Dear Rachana this is so creative..Who would have thought of papad parathas..I love parathas and my hubby loves papad..so now I can make these awesome parathas. I'm sure they must have tasted heavenly with the spicy pineapple salsa. Superb mouth watering Clicks..

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  23. Fantastic parathas Rachana...wowoww really very unique..

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  24. Oh I have to try these! Can I come over? They look really good!

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  25. Another great creative paratha that I wouldn't have thought of myself. Looks very tempting.Awesome!!

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  26. wow lovely parathas....yummm...very innovative recipe...loved thm, vl try soon

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  27. Absolutely unique. Did you come up with this recipe?

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  28. Veru useful one if there are no veggies in the house!

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  29. Such an unique and yummy parathas dear...love the pineapple salsa too...looks soo good with the parathas :)

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  30. Very creative, Rachana..you came out with this yummy paratha, love your picture too...

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  31. Very interesting stuffing with sweet side dish.

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  32. wow, such a unique recipe with papad parathas! it must make for such a nice stuffinf with a bit crunchiness from papad in the paratha shells.

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  33. wow pappad paratha,never heard that.Bookmarking this.will try soon

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  34. I agree with every one here,that a new variety of paratha indeed,looks and sounds yumm!

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  35. Totally new stuffed paratha :)

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  36. Unique and interesting paratha.

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  37. Wow that's a unique recipe!!I love pappad and sure to try this one..

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  38. Paratha's sounds interesting!!!

    Nice clicks :-)

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  39. interesting recipe..looks delicious..

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  40. Love this recipe...Rachana...very creative indeed...now I cant wait for the pineapple salsa to go with it:))

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  41. Hi. I have had this paratha at a marwari jain friend's place. This Paratha is a regular feature with them. Are u also from the same back ground?
    The paratha is looking really good dear and as some one has commented, perfect when u have no grocery..

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  42. Loved the recipe...new to me. Papad churi itself looks so yummmm, then I can imagine how the parathas would taste :).

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  43. Dear,
    You have an award waiting for u at my latest post.

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  44. yummy...is new to me, Bookmarked!

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  45. thats a very unique one. looks very tasty and comforting

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  46. This look super yummy, and an interesting recipe! Well done.

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  47. Papad parathas a new recipe to try for.It's nice n flaky .Cool pics.

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  48. I love papads but a papad parantha is something new to me. All the crunchiness is already watering my mouth. I am a fan of your photographs. They are so tempting. :)

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  49. This is all new to me, it looks so fantastic.
    Mimi

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  50. Encore un plat original.
    Je note.
    See soon.

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  51. that's a really innovative paratha recipe

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  52. the only thing wrong with your food blog, is.........
    it doesn't come with SMELL>...the AROMA...at your house must be sooooo good!
    can you tell I'm famished...

    lol

    looks wonderful! so glad I found your blog!
    bye 4 now

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  53. interesting.. never heard of this paratha. looks crunchy and yummy.

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  54. Unique, interesting and delicious recipe. Parathas looks crunchy, yummy and mouth watering. Thanks for this wonderful recipe. You have presented very nicely with tempting pictures.

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  55. Please collect your award from my blog.

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  56. That's so cool. Very nice idea. Must must try it.

    Thanks for sharing this tasty dish.

    http://www.foodlyrics.com

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  57. First time here and you do have very nice recipes, nice blog.

    This papad paratha looks awesome and nice click!!!

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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  58. Hi Rachana,
    I have always eaten masala papad my mom makes for me and the regular paratha fare..Very nice and interesting combo here..will ask my mother to definitely try this one out too!!
    Thanks for your lovely comments and support.

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  59. I can't believe I've never had these! i've definitely been missing out on some delicious carbohydrates.

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  60. Oh my goodness Rachana.
    They look absolutely delicious. I really, really wish I could have some right now. I am feeling really snacky.

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  61. these look so fantastic. Love your header. My first time here, but those pictures, WOW! good job, girl.

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  62. I love papadams.... this is an amazing recipe... never seen anything like it... the photos are perfect as well... so glad I stopped by... can't wait to try them!

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  63. Such a wonderful combination n so innovative ...i'l surely try it out today ...

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  64. what a wonderful recipe...First time seeing such a paratha using papapd...grt ides

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  65. innovative n crunchy.

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  66. Too good...that such a creative n tasty dish....pls come n collect ur award frm my blog dear...

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  67. First time here...u had nice space...Diff try pappad...

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  68. This is the most innovative paratha I have come across.Simply amazing and beautiful click.

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  69. Oh wow that really very innovative.. hat off to your innovation. look simply superb and amazing.

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  70. Incredibly creative! Love papadums, but never knew you could improve on them.

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  71. Oh wow, these look fantastic! Yum!

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  72. Unique and innovative! Looks yummy

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  73. Even Pj said she is asking mom for the remedies ;) I hope I am not on the hate list with moms..Dont worry about it, there is till time and if you cant find one, I will email you one..Hee hee heee...

    been having issues with posting..dont take it wrong if your comment is not visible.

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  74. Innovative!I love the idea...

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  75. One innovative way to use papad! Kudos to you. I am thinking cut into to slices and with some chutney or salsa these would make pretty filling party snacks too. Cool.

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  76. Rachana

    These reminded me of the French tuiles; they are so delicate and tasty and original!

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  77. une recette originale qui fera le bonheur de ma famille
    bonne journée

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  78. You come up with some unusual and clever ideas Rachana. I got to hand it to you. Cool.

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  79. Oh, these look and sounds so yummy! I believe I could eat them everyday especially with pineapple salsa, YUM!

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  80. Hello Rachana
    I am interested in this bread, if I dont have papad can i use a crunchy wafers or salted crackers

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  81. Dear Arlette,
    Yes, you can use salted crackers or crunchy wafers but the taste would be obviously be a little different. Hope this helps :)

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