Shital's-Kitchen: Papad Canapé

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Papad Canapé

A fun twist to masala papad! These canapés are nothing but roasted papad topped with crunchy veggies and chatpata chaat masala.

So quick and easy to make for a snack or an appetizers or a side dish to your party menu.

It reminds me of street food in Mumbai. Get creative, add chutneys or spices of your choice and enjoy the chunchy crispy snack.

I use Khichiya papad, a variety made of rice flour. They are thicker and hardier compared to regular papad. As a result they do not soften or limp easily with veggies.
You could fry them in hot oil or roast them on high flame. This is a great recipe for your BBQ party too.
To roast over flame, do not touch the papad to the flame.
I have two layes of steel mesh to avoid papad from touching the flame. 
Use a pair to tongs and flip the papad every 2 seconds. Longer the papad stays closer to the heat it will get charred. It will also try to curl up. Do not worry make these little papad tacos:)

Get all your toppings ready!
Chopped onions, tomatoes, cucumber, cabbage, cilantro, fresh lime and sev (crisp chickpea noodles)

Brush some melted butter over the papad. it prevents the papad from getting soggy.

Sprinkle some chopped onions.

Chopped tomatoes

Chopped cucumbers

Chopped cabbage

Sprinkle some chaat masala/ Chaat masala is a tangy spicy powder. 

Squeeze a fresh lime.

Add some chutney (red garlic chutney)

Sprinkle crisp sev and fresh cilantro.

Serve immediately!
Add chopped grapes or apples or pomegranate seeds or chopped mangoes too for sweetness.
Enjoy Crisp Papad Canapé!

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