Masala Papad is a delicious Indian snack made using roasted or fried papad topped with a tangy and spicy onion tomato mix. Here is how to make masala papad recipe.
My love for throwing house parties is never ending!
I love when friends and family get together eat some delicious food and chit chat about anything and everything.
Well, one of the main reasons to organise these get togethers is that I get a chance to experiment with different cuisines, favourite being Indian.
While I choose my main course and desserts very quickly, I always get stuck on what starters to make, something that is loved by everyone, especially the knick knacks that goes well with the drinks.
Being a North Indian, there are always papad on the table, but this time I wanted to serve something unique.
And that’s when I made this lip smacking MASALA PAPAD.
Crispy, spicy and tangy, this is surely one starter that will impress your guests.
Learn how to make Masala Papad, which can also be served along with the meals.
Here is the recipe of Restaurant Style Masala Papad.
About the recipe
Masala Papad is a North Indian snack which is made with the popular Papad that is either roasted or fried.
It is topped with a spicy and tangy mixture of onions, tomatoes, green chillies, coriander leaves, salt, chaat masala powder, red chilli powder and lemon juice.
The papad has a crunchy texture, whereas the masala topped on it gives it a soft texture, a perfect combination that is easy and quick, and is enjoyed by everyone.
Make sure that you don’t make the masala papad beforehand as the mixture on top will make the papad soggy and it won’t taste good.
Top the roasted or fried papad with this spicy and tangy masala just before you want to serve it.
There is one more interesting way of serving this papad. Make a cone with roasted papad and fill it with this spicy onion tomato mixture.
Which papad is best to make it?
For Masala Papad, Urad Dal Papad tastes the best, but you can also use Moong Dal Papad or a mixture of Urad Dal and Moong Dal Papad.
Masala Papad can also be made using South Indian Rice Papads.
You can even substitute these papas with khichiya which are very popular in Gujarati and Rajasthani household.
We should fry or roast it?
You can either roast or fry the papad, depending on your preference.
I like to fry these while masala papad.
How to serve it?
Masala Papad can be served on its own as a snack or a starter or can be served as a side dish with your Indian meals.
Make sure to serve these as soon as you top the papad.
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Step By Step Recipe
Fry the papad and keep it aside. You can even roast the papad if you want.
Mix all the ingredients except papad in a bowl.
Your masala for masala papad is ready.
Lay the papad on the serving platter.
Top the papads with the mixture. Serve immediately.
Masala Papad Recipe
- 4 Papad (Fried or Roasted)
- 1 cup Onion (Finely chopped)
- 1/2 cup Tomato (Finely chopped)
- 1 tsp Green Chilli (Finely chopped)
- 2 tbsp Coriander (Chopped)
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp Chaat Masala
- 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- Mix all the ingredients except papads in a bowl.
- Lay the papads on the serving platter.
- Top the papads with the mixture.
- Serve immediately.