Thursday, May 17, 2012

Papad Vadas!

Poppadom or Papad is typically served as an accompaniment to a meal in India. I did serve it as a starter with some salsa variants but never as a vada!! My scouting for quick fix eats got me here & glad that i tried out this ridiculously easy  snack! 
You need:
Any papad - i used Haldiram's Bikaneri papad which is seasoned with pepper & asafoetida
rice flour - 1/2 cup
gram flour(besan) - 2 tbsp
black sesame seeds - 2tsp or more
chilly powder to taste
salt to taste
How to:
Since i used large papads, i broke them diagonally till i ended up with 6 triangular segments. 
Mix all the ingredients listed above, excluding the papad with enough water to make a thick batter. The batter should not be runny. 
Heat enough oil in a wok to deep fry the papads. Once the oil is ready, dip the papad in the batter ensuring that it is well coated & drop it in the oil. Drain on paper towels when done.

Served with a steaming cup of tea... mmmmmnnn!!! :)

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