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It is PUPPADUM not Poppadom

Radha
by Radha
The discs made out of urad dal dough and deep fried in oil is a favourite with Indians, both North and South Indians.

In North India, cumin and a dash of pepper powder , salt and asafoetida are added to the dough before they are rolled out into wafer thin ,discs and sund dried .

They are known as PAAPAD and they are generally deep fried in sunflwower oil .

In South India, only salt is added to the urad dal and rice powder dough . These discs , thicker and smaller than their North Indian counterparts, are also sun dried, and are deep fried only in coconut oil, which enhances its unique flavour. They are known as PUPPADUM, NOT ----poppadoms ---as is freqeunty and wongly referred to by most westerners.

Nibbled as a snack just for the fun of it ,especially on those sullen monsoon days , it is generally an absolute accompaniment with , rice and the gorgeous South Indian curries like sambar, aviyal , kootu curry, mampazham pulishery and so many more lovely currries served for lunch.

PAAPADS and PUPPADUMS are equally tasty when toasted over a low flame and teamed with kanji ( rice gruel) made of brown rice, and some slivers of dried shark fish, a wee bit of fiery mango pickle ... it is the closest thing to heaven!
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Oneforthepot
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by Oneforthepot
Is it 'just' a question of preparing a spiced dough, rolling thin and drying before cooking? I've wanted to try making them by hand for a while but everyone I've asked for a recipe says it's too much work. ( they said the same about filo )
grannieannie
#2
by grannieannie
Well its nice to know how it's really spelt! I've seen so many different spellings over the years!!!!!
lachlanandmarcus
#3
by lachlanandmarcus
reminds me of the fact that a horse riding arena is always referred to as menage rather than the correct manege, seems more than horse riding going on in some peoples mind esp if the menage is designed for trois!
Moose
#4
by Moose
You might want to have a word with my local, Indian-owned, Indian-run restaurant then (who, incidentally, can't agree on the spelling of sag/saag, panir/paneer or nan/naan) - such are the joys of translating between languages with different alphabetical characters!

There are only 10 types of people in the world - those who understand binary, and those who don't.
sueshells
#5
by sueshells
Even Knight Frank and agents who should know better do the menage/manege error - drives me nuts - there is definitely a big difference in purpose and position!
flemer
#6
by flemer
Isn't this just the evolution of languages?

Nothing to get concerned about m8's
Oneforthepot
#7
by Oneforthepot
Yeh, but can someone tell me how to make these things from scratch?
Moose
#8
by Moose
OFTP - have you tried a search on VideoJug? I found an amazing tutorial on how to make chinese pancakes there - both the OH and I were sat, glued to the screen with our jaws in our laps at the technique lol

http://www.videojug.com/
There are only 10 types of people in the world - those who understand binary, and those who don't.
shan
#9
by shan
Chickens, sheep, pigs, ducks and geese.
CurryFrenzy
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by CurryFrenzy
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