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Appetizing Masala Papad

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Hetal and Anuja show you how to make Masala Papad, a delightful and colorful Indian appetizer. Though papad is generally eaten as an accompaniment to the main course, the masala papad can be eaten by itself with it’s rich flavor and beautiful presentation. Warning! - these can be very addictive, so make plenty!
  Papads 2 (Any Flavor)
  Onion 1⁄4 Medium, finely chopped
  Tomato 1⁄2 Medium, deseeded and chopped
  Cilantro 5 , finely chopped
  Green chili 1 , deseeded and chopped
  Lemon juice/Lime juice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chat masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Red chili powder To Taste

1 Over the flame or in the microwave, roast the papads (aprox. 1 min. per papad, cooked individually)
2 Let them stand for a couple of minutes to get crisp.
3 In a bowl mix onions, tomatoes, cilantro, green chili, lemon/lime juice, salt and red chili powder.
4 Sprinkle mixture on the papads.
5 Finish by sprinkling the chat masala.

6 Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
1 Minute
Ready In: 
6 Minutes
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Masala papad is very unique to Indian cuisine. I can bet, there is no similar dish on earth that tastes like a masala papad. It’s a very popular Indian appetizer served in restaurants mostly in the northern part of India. I never forget to order it whenever I am eating out. It can also be enjoyed as munchies with alcoholic drinks, my husband like to pair them with his drinks. I usually deep fry the papad instead of roasting as the oil helps in preventing the papad from becoming soggy after addition of veget

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 60 Calories from Fat 5

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.57 g0.88%

Saturated Fat 0.14 g0.72%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.4 mg0.13%

Sodium 378.7 mg15.8%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.6%

Dietary Fiber 3.1 g12.3%

Sugars 2.2 g

Protein 3 g6.9%

Vitamin A 13.6% Vitamin C 33.7%

Calcium 2.8% Iron 5.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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