Papdi- crisp fried poories made with flour and semolina mildly flavored with cumin and carom seeds
Papdi are a important ingredients of Indian chat items. Though Papdis are easily available in the market and some chat vendors also sell these papdis but the quality of those are not good enough, as the oil they use is not of good quality and often there papdi stock is quite old and smell rancid or they are re fried thus they absorb a lot of oil so its better to easily make your own batch at home and enjoy.
Papdis can be used to make Papdi chat, sev poori, bhel poori, Dahi bhalla chat or they taste just awesome as a snack with a cup of hot tea or coffee. You can also carry as a travel food or give to your kids in their tiffin boxes.
I have deep fried the papdis but if you want to avoid frying then you can surely bake them in an oven at 180 degree or in the air fryer ,they turn good both ways.
I have used wheat flour,refined flour and semolina but you can make these with refined flour or only wheat flour both will give awesome results. For flavoring some cumin seeds and crushed carom seeds and pepper powder is added too.
If you are looking for some snacks for Diwali then do try-
- Elo Jhelo/ Champakali Chat
- Hara Bhara Kabab
- Matar Paneer Kachori
- Aloo Bhujiya Sev
- Sandwich Dhokla
- Moong Daal Khasta Kachori
- Aloo Samosa