Thursday, January 6, 2011


Tea time snack...It's very addictive. Papdi is basically fried strips , made of gram flour dough.


Recipe from

* Prep. Time : 10 minutes
* Cook Time : 15 minutes
* Serves : 5 - 6
  • 2 cups gram flour ( besan )
  • 1/4 tsp. soda bicarb
  • 1/4 tsp. ajwain seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt(or to taste)
  • oil to deep fry
  • Mix all ingredients, add water little by little to make very soft dough. 
  • Heat oil in a wide heavy pan.
  • Fill the sev machine with a portion of dough.
  • Holding the utensil over the hot oil, force the mixture through the holes by turning the handle.
  • As soon as ribbons fall, slowly move the machine in a circular motion so that they do not stick together.
  • Fry on medium heat until crisp and lightly browned.
  • Remove, drain on a paper towel and cool to crisp further. Break into pieces. 
  • Serve Papdi as a snack.
  • This can be stored for 2-3 weeks in an airtight container. 
Without Sev Machine:
  • Take a fistful of dough, place on a greased polythene sheet. 
  • With base of palm drag the dough in a straight line, from start.
  • For support hold the dough at starting point with other hand. 
  • This will for a strip of the lump of dough.
  • A little practice will make this technique very easy.
  • Make 3-4 such strips, fry in hot oil. 
    Sending this to Kavita event Cooking with seeds - Ajwain started by Priya

      Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy!!! 


      1. This is our favourite snack, looks very crispy and yummy.

      2. Thank you so much for your kind comments.It is always good to hear from you :)

      3. Hey,

        The papdi looks of my favorite snacks...:)Check out the event in my blog...:)


      4. Thank you Sameena for checking out the recipe.Will surely check your blog :)

      5. @ Torviewtoronto!Thank you so much for stopping by.Glad you liked it :)


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