Masala papad is a delicious Indian starter or snack with papad and flavorful onion tomato salad. It is super easy to make, quick and you can whip up a large batch in minutes. Vegan and gluten free. Here is how to make it at home easily.
Servings: 6 servings
- 6 urad dal papads
- 3/4 cup onions finely chopped
- 3/4 cup tomatoes finely chopped
- 1/4 cup coriander leaves finely chopped
- 2 green chilies chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice or lime juice
- salt to taste
Preparing the onion tomato mixture
Place onions, tomatoes, green chilies and coriander leaves in a food processor jar and mince finely
To make the topping for masala papad, tip in the minced vegetables into mixing bowl. Add salt to taste, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Mix well.
Heat oil in a deep pan wide enough to hold the whole papad. If your pan is small you can cut the papad into wedges and fry too. To get the restaurant like feel I like to fry it whole :)
Once the oil is hot slide in the papad and fry in medium flame.
Using a tong flip it and fry both sides until crispy and golden. Remove to a plate.
Roasting- Place a stove top grill stand over open flame. Place a papad over it.
Roast from sides, it will curl up and its ok. Once it is crispy and charred. Remove to a plate.