How to Make Papad Tacos

Updated on February 25, 2020
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I like to cook and eat natural, healthy, and tasty foods. I use minimal oil and don't use artificial colors or preservatives in my cooking.

Papad tacos
Papad tacos

Healthy and Tasty!

These tacos have an Indian twist! Instead of using regular taco shells, I used Indian papads, which are crunchy shells made with white lentils. Stuffed with a spicy vegetable filling, these tacos make healthy and yummy snacks or appetizers.

The papads I used are thin, crunchy, and a bit spicy. You can find papads at any Indian grocery store. The crunchy papad taco shell and the spicy stuffing make a very delightful combination. You may find that shaping the papads like tacos is a bit tricky, but with some practice, you'll find that it comes more easily.

You can prepare the taco stuffing ahead of time. Whenever you're ready to make the tacos, roast the papads and fill them with the stuffing. This hassle-free recipe is very convenient, even for beginners.

Let me now share with you the detailed recipe for making these mouthwatering papad tacos.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 8 tacos

Ingredients

  • 8 papads (available at Indian grocery stores)
  • 1 cup potatoes, boiled, peeled, and cubed
  • 1 cup sweet corn kernels, boiled
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons roasted cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon chat masala

Instructions

  1. Boil, peel, and cube the potatoes. Boil the sweet corn kernels.
  2. In a bowl, add potato cubes, sweet corn, cucumber, onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves, red chili powder, chat masala, roasted cumin seeds, and salt.
  3. Mix well. Set aside. This mixture makes the stuffing for tacos.
  4. Heat a flat-bottomed pan. Add a few drops of oil. Place one of the papads on it.
  5. Gently press it with a spatula, so that it gets roasted on the bottom side. Flip it. Repeat the same to roast the other side.
  6. Wrap it around a rolling pin as shown in the photo. Remove after a few seconds or when you get the desired shape.
  7. Prepare all of the shells in the same way. (Note: Once the papads have been roasted, they should be eaten soon; otherwise, they will lose their crispiness.)
  8. Take one taco shell and fill it with the vegetable stuffing.
  9. Assemble all of the tacos similarly. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Note: You can try different combinations of veggies and spices to make different fillings.

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Step 1: Prepare the veggies as per instructions for making taco stuffing.Add ingredients to a mixing bowl. Add red chili powder, roasted cumin seeds, chat masala powder, and salt. Mix well. This is the stuffing for the tacos.Indian papadsStep 2: In a flat-bottomed pan, add a few drops of oil. Heat it. Keep heat low. Place a papad on it. Gently press it with a spatula and roast it all over.Flip it and roast the other side in a similar way.Immediately, wrap it around a rolling pin as shown above. Remove once you get the desired shape.Papad taco shellsStep 3: Now, assemble the tacos. Take one shell and fill it with the prepared stuffing. Prepare all of the tacos similarly. Enjoy the crunchy and delectable papad tacos!Papad tacos
Step 1: Prepare the veggies as per instructions for making taco stuffing.
Step 1: Prepare the veggies as per instructions for making taco stuffing.
Add ingredients to a mixing bowl. Add red chili powder, roasted cumin seeds, chat masala powder, and salt. Mix well.
Add ingredients to a mixing bowl. Add red chili powder, roasted cumin seeds, chat masala powder, and salt. Mix well.
 This is the stuffing for the tacos.
This is the stuffing for the tacos.
Indian papads
Indian papads
Step 2: In a flat-bottomed pan, add a few drops of oil. Heat it. Keep heat low. Place a papad on it. Gently press it with a spatula and roast it all over.
Step 2: In a flat-bottomed pan, add a few drops of oil. Heat it. Keep heat low. Place a papad on it. Gently press it with a spatula and roast it all over.
Flip it and roast the other side in a similar way.
Flip it and roast the other side in a similar way.
Immediately, wrap it around a rolling pin as shown above. Remove once you get the desired shape.
Immediately, wrap it around a rolling pin as shown above. Remove once you get the desired shape.
Papad taco shells
Papad taco shells
Step 3: Now, assemble the tacos. Take one shell and fill it with the prepared stuffing. Prepare all of the tacos similarly. Enjoy the crunchy and delectable papad tacos!
Step 3: Now, assemble the tacos. Take one shell and fill it with the prepared stuffing. Prepare all of the tacos similarly. Enjoy the crunchy and delectable papad tacos!
Papad tacos
Papad tacos

Nutritional information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 182
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 16 g5%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 9 g18%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 6 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Comments

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  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    8 months ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks for the comment. Yeah. Papad tacos are the Indian-inspired tacos. They are undoubtedly palatable snacks. Papdi chat is a different snack and not made with papads.

  • hmkrishna profile image

    Halemane Muralikrishna 

    8 months ago from South India

    It is a novelty item. I think it can be a special treat for the festival. It seems that you have good exposure to indigenous and exotic cuisines. Thanks for veg tacos. I think papadi chat is also a varient of this.

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