In a heavy bottom pan add water and semolina and salt, mix well.
Now cook it on medium heat and keep stirring.
Cook till it start to thicken and become like pakora batter or looks spreadable ,it will take around 8 minutes minimum.
Switch off the flame and cover it with a lid and let it cool down slightly for about 10 -15 minutes.
Now add cumin seeds and chili flakes and stir to mix properly.
Lightly grease a thick plastic sheet or steel plate or tray.
Pour about 2 tbsp mixture on the plastic sheet and spread gently to make a medium thick circle. don't make it too thin else they will break while turning the side.
Turn the side when they are semi dried and then Sun dry for 2-3 days till they are completely dried.
Store in a container and keep in a dry place.
Deep fry in hot oil when you want to serve, can sprinkle some chat masala on the fried papads after frying.