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Papadums (pronounced "poppadoms") or papad are very thin, crisp Indian crackers. They are often served as an aperitif snack in Indian restaurants.

The tricky part of making them at home is rolling them out thinly enough.

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Last modified on: June 26th 2014

For 130 g, you will need:

Change for: 65 g 130 g 260 g 390 g

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
12 min.10 min.22 min.
Preservation: A few days in an airtight tin.
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Step by step recipe

1 Papadums : Photo of step #1Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Put into a food-processor bowl: 100 g chickpea (gram) flour, ½ teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon curry powder (optional) and 1 teaspoon cumin seeds.

Set the motor going and add the water a little at a time, until this makes a fairly firm dough.
1 min.
2 Papadums : Photo of step #2You should try to roll out the dough as thinly as possible. Use a pasta machine if you can; it's the best way. 10 min.
3 Papadums : Photo of step #3Arrange the rolled-out dough pieces on a baking sheet and bake... 1 min.
4 Papadums : Photo of step #4...until the papadums are golden coloured.

Leave to cool before eating.
10 min.


Papadums are traditionally made with lentil flour, but chickpea or gram flour, as used here, works just fine.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1418 gr19 gr3 gr
7 %3 %2 %1 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1237 gr17 gr3 gr
6 %3 %2 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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For 130 g : 0.90 €

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