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Funny papad [Feb. 5th, 2006|01:56 pm]
Arvind Narayanan
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A papad I microwaved today turned out like this - perfectly conical, a hill almost as high as it is wide :)

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[User Picture]From: annamaryse
2006-02-05 01:21 pm (UTC)
Color me surprised. OMG! I never knew! I learned to cook them the way grandma and auntie cooked them - in oil. Since I'm always watching what I eat I almost never make them... and since there are not around hardly any desi people in my normal life (I am so isolated) I never ever thought of nuking them. OMG I'm like, totally stunned. THANK YOU for posting that. I mean, so simple! OMG thank you.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-02-05 02:48 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome :)

They taste slightly worse than when fried in oil, but I think its well worth the health benefits and the time saved (store shelf --> microwave --> mouth).
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[User Picture]From: jeweleddragon
2006-02-05 02:29 pm (UTC)
*glances around quickly*hangs head* What's a papad?
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-02-05 02:49 pm (UTC)
Crispies/flatbreads made from lentil flour, popular in India. Gaining ground in the UK, I hear.
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[User Picture]From: jeweleddragon
2006-02-05 02:58 pm (UTC)
Oooh. Lentil flour. I've never heard of that before.
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[User Picture]From: kadambarid
2006-02-06 02:09 am (UTC)
If it's of any help- they're popularly known as Poppadums in the UK,although the Indian counterparts (the originals, that is!) go by a host of names (some generic, some unique)!:D
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[User Picture]From: brokentooth
2006-02-05 09:15 pm (UTC)
Haha, that's super. It's like that guy making strange models of a mountain with his food in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
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