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Masala papads placed in a large black platter with a black up of chai next to it

Masala Papad

Masala Papad is a delicious snack made with papadams topped with a variety of toppings and spices. An easy, Indian recipe ready in about 10 minutes
Course Appetizer / Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 93kcal
Author Manju


  • 12 papads
  • ¼ red onion finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato finely chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro minced
  • 1 medium cucumber finely chopped
  • 2 tsp chat masala
  • 2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 lime
  • 3 Thai green chillies minced, optional
  • salt to taste


  • Cook the papad - my preferred method is roasting on an open flame. The little char it gets on the edges gives it a unique flavor. Keep flipping the papads over the flame with a pair of tongs, till all of the papad is cooked. There will be a few charred spots, but that is part of the game.
  • Get all the toppings together, ready to go.
  • Lay out the papads next to each other. Add a little of each topping to each of the papads. They are now ready to eat!


Do not ever pre assemble the masala papad. The toppings will make the papads soggy. What makes this a fun and delicious recipe is the crispy crunchy texture of the papads along with the softness of the toppings. You don't want to mess with that.


Serving: 2papads | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 529IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg