I had never heard of papad parathas until last month. PJ of Seduce Your Tastebuds posted this recipe and I knew I had to try them. My family enjoys parathas and I am always trying new ones. These parathas did not disappoint. I tweaked the recipe a little based on what I had on hand.
When it comes to papad we all enjoy the flavor of garlic papad and when I go grocery shopping I make it a point to buy garlic papad. For some reason when my husband goes shopping for papad he can never find the garlic flavor. He usually brings plain and he usually brings at least a couple of packets. Nobody likes them. I am glad I found this recipe so I can use them all up. Since the original recipe called for masala papad I added cumin coriander powder and paprika to make up for the taste. Next time I will add black pepper or crushed peppercorns.
You will need
For the dough
2 cups whole wheat chapati flour
water as needed
For the filling
4 papads (I used 1 garlic and 3 plain)
1/2 onion, diced fine
a few springs cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp. paprika (adjust to taste)
1 tbsp. cumin coriander powder
1 tsp. amchur powder
salt to taste
Combine the water and flour to form a smooth dough. Knead well and allow it to rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, roast the papad in a microwave for until done (about 15-35 seconds depending upon your microwave). Alternately, you could roast them over the stove top. Crush the roasted papad in a mixing bowl and add all the other ingredients for the filling.
Divide the dough into equal portions. Heat a griddle pan. Take one of the portions and flatten it in the palm of your hand.
Fill it with 2 tbsp. of the filling.
Pull up the sides of the dough and close at the top
Place both sides in some flour and roll it out to a large disc.
Place on the hot griddle pan and add a few drops of oil. Cook on one side until brown spots appear.
Flip it over and cook the other side.
Enjoy with any side and/or chutney.
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