I once set a small stovetop fire cooking pappadams — thin, crunchy Indian crackers that pair wonderfully with curries and salsa.
They are incredibly delicious, and a lower-carb option than naan (spongy Indian flatbread), but cooking them in oil is not the healthiest (or safest) option.
So, how do you cook pappadams without oil, and quickly?
I know it sounds too simple, but pappadams cook perfectly in the microwave and lose none of their flavour from the lack of oil.
Depending on your microwave, you may need to cook in 15 second spurts until your pappadams go from a dense, opaque disc, to completely beige and contain many puffed up air pockets. Mine takes anywhere from 30-45 seconds depending on how many pappadams we have on the plate!
I love my pappadams with my go-to butter chicken recipe, but cooked this way they are a delicious and light side that can be paired with any meal that could benefit from a bit of extra crunch.
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