A typical Indian meal is a large spread with various dishes put together for a melange of flavours and textures. If there is roti, there is rice too; if there is a curry, there is a dry sabzi too; if there is curd as an accompaniment, there is chutney or papad too. The whole paraphernalia comes together to satiate our desi palate perfectly, just the way we like it. While some people like tangy and fresh curd to accompany their food, some like the spice of pickles, and many of us like the extra crunch that only a papad can offer.
Roasted or fried, papad makes for an excellent side dish for almost all Indian meals, ranging from rajma rice to aloo puri to a simple combination of dal roti. In fact, some people like to have papad as an in-between-the-meals snack too. The good thing for papad lovers is that that there is a host of different kinds of papad available in the market to pair with the meal that goes best. Aloo papad, dal papad, sabudana papad, garlic papad - the list goes on and on.
Another noteworthy papad that can be placed on the most popular papad varieties list in India is rice papad. The unique papad is made with boiled and puffed rice grains and the best part about it is that it can be easily made at home. So, this means you can avoid purchasing readymade papad and make this fresh at home whenever you crave for it.
(Also Read: Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Gujarati Papad Ki Sabzi At Home)
How To Make Rice Papad I Rice Papad Recipe
Here's the complete recipe of crispy rice papad.
You just need a handful of ingredients to make this simple rice papad. First boil the rice and drain the water, and let it dry completely. Then saute the rice grains till they puff up. After this, grind them to make rice powder, Use this rice powder to make dough along with salt, hing and lemon juice. Make papads out of it and deep fry.
Do try this papad recipe and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below.