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, chatpata chaat masala and tangy & spicy chutney.

Masala Papad reminds me of street food in Mumbai. It is on the streets where the veder roasts the papad over chacoal heat to make it fresh and crisp. He them loads it with chopped veggies and chutneys. Get creative, add chutneys or spices of your choice and enjoy the crunchy crispy snack.

This recipe is a perfect BBQ buffet recipe too. When all the ingredients are laid out, your guests can easily assemble the little papad canapes for themselves. The reason I call it canapes is that the papad available in the store here are not big like that back home. Khichiya/rice flour papad are available in small 3-4 inch disc size and form nice bowl shaped or canapes when roasted.

Lately, I have been making these a lot for my parties, and they have never let me down.

Check out my step-by-step pictorial recipe:
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 can roast them over charcoal heat or spray some oil and microwave for 1 minute. You can microwave and keep them ready in a large air tight container and then make these delicious veggie topped canapes for your guest or let them help themselves.

To roast over flame, do not touch the papad to the flame.
I have two layers 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:)

Here are papad roasted in microwave and stored in a large box and served for friends.
Spray some oil and microwave 3-4 papads for 1 minute.

To cook them over charcoal heat.

Or keep it on the top rack of the grill and close the grill for a minute.

Get all your toppings ready!
Chopped onions, tomatoes, cucumber, cabbage, cilantro, and sev (crisp chickpea noodles)
Red garlic chutney and Green Cilantro chutney

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. 
Add some garlic and cilantro chutney
Sprinkle crisp sev and fresh cilantro.

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

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