Healthy Pappad (ಹಪ್ಪಳ ) with a Twist

Is there a Pappad ಹಪ್ಪಳ which is healthy? Yes, indeed. I love Pappad, but avoid eating or even making anything which is fried. Once in a while it is Ok to eat fried stuff, but not regularly right? So, this version of Pappad can be eaten everyday with no guilty feeling at all.

Of course, you can make these on the Gas stove directly also, but chances are they get burnt quite often.

It is simple, quick, easy and healthy. So, here is what you need.

1. Pappad as many as you want

2. A non stick pan

3.  1 onion, tomato, cilantro finely chopped. If you don’t eat onion, replace with carrot. If you don’t eat carrot also, just use tomatoes and cilantro. Add salt to taste, red chilli to taste and some lemon juice.

4. A few drops of oil


1. Place the non stick pan on the gas stove. Add a drop of oil. Place the pappad on the pan.

2. Keep pressing the pappad until it is done on both sides.

3. Place each Pappad on a plate and spread the onion, tomato, cilantro mixture.

4. Serve with Tea.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Vandhana on July 30, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Quite interesting !
    I make a similar snack but I just microwave the papad for a quick minute and do the same toppings.


    • Posted by meeraghu on July 30, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      I tried microwave as well, it became so hot and the pappad didn’t cook evenly on all the sides. This trick worked.


  2. Posted by Mamata on August 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Hi Meera,

    I too make such papads. I tried with the khakra’s that we get in stores and they are available in varities like bajri (sejji in kannada), whole wheat, moth beans (madike in kannada) etc. We can also add some moong sprouts (hesaru kalina) and some puffed rice (poori) along with what you have topped and ofcourse some tamrind chutney and green chutney. It will be a healthy snack or chat as well. Hope you will try it and thanks for your nice and informative blog.



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