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Thin Indian crispy cracker or flatbread. Typically served as an appetizer to an Indian meal. It can also be eaten as a snack and can be topped with chopped onions, peppers, chutney's or other condiments.













Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


4 cups lentils
flour, ground into flour using a grain grinder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 ground, 1/2 whole
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup water
1 x vegetable oil
for frying


In a large bowl mix the flour, black pepper, cumin and salt.

Add the water and knead the dough by hand until it is smooth.

Depending on the flour you may need to add more or less water to reach the desired consistency. It should be wet enough to hold together but not too sticky.

Divide the dough into 12 to 15 balls and roll out one ball at a time to a very thin round layer about ⅛ inch thick on a slightly oiled surface.

Place on lightly oiled cookie sheets.

Place the papadums in the oven preheated to about 200 degrees F.

Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Fry in a non-stick skillet in a small amount of oil (or you could dry fry them) until they are crispy but do not let them brown.

Indian flavoured papadum (papad)

Serve warm. They can also be made ahead and then be crisped up in a warm oven before serving.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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 over 6 years ago

It was hard to get the dough thin enough, despite the fact that we made them no larger than 3 inches wide. I think adding some wheat flour would have probably helped. They tasted very lentily and strong. I really was not impressed.


 over 6 years ago

See the video link just added. Will need to update the directions for this recipe. To get them to roll thinly the dough needs to be pounded and then stretched to obtain the right texture.

 about 2 years ago

I have chickpea flour, instead of lentil flour, would this change the recipe? I think I prefer the taste of the chickpea flour.

Cedar Park, United States
 over 1 year ago

Poop, this recipe tastes like the lent underneeth my feet when i am in South Korea -69/10 not LEET 0% Lit

Hazel Green, United States
 about 1 year ago

Thank you for this! Just what I was looking for.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 104g (3.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 3403% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 154mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 19%
Dietary Fiber 29g 117%
Sugars g
Protein 50g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 6% Iron 42%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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