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Papad ki Chaat: Popular Indian Snack

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Papad ki chaat

Papad ki chaat

Papad, also known as papadum, is a thin wafer-like cracker prepared with chickpea, bean or rice flour dough. It is fire-toasted or deep-fried before eating.

Papad can be eaten on its own or it can be prepared with veggies and spices. Although it is usually eaten as a snack, it can also be paired with meals or even prepared as a side dish to a meal.

The papad used in this recipe has been prepared with urad dal, or skinned black lentil flour. Do try it and share your experience.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

20 min

35 min

2-3 servings


  • 4 urad dal (black lentil) papad or any papad of your choice
  • 2 tbsp bhujia
  • 2 tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 1 medium onion, chopped small
  • 1 medium potato, boiled and chopped small
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped small
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp hara dhania (cilantro), finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fine sev
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp imli (tamarind chutney)
  • 1 tbsp dhania-pudina (mint-coriander) chutney

For garnish:

  • sev, roasted peanuts and cilantro, to taste


  1. Fire-toast the papad on low flame.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or plate, crush the papad into small pieces.
  3. Add the bhujia, roasted peanuts, chopped onion, chopped boiled potato, chopped tomato, chopped green chilli, chopped hara dhania, fine sev, chaat masala, juice of 1 lemon, imli chutney and dhania-pudina chutney. Mix well.
  4. Garnish with sev, roasted peanuts and cilantro. Serve immediately.

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