Pappada vada is a popular tea time snack in my hometown ,Palakkad.
The fresh Pappadams are dipped in a batter and deep fried to make these crispy and spicy snacks
There is a famous place selling pappada vada in Ottapalam, which is on the way to my father’s Tharavadu/ancestral home
So during holidays when we are driving there, we stop by and get loads of these yummy vadas and gorge on it on the way
We usually get few packs so that we can give some to cousins and Aunts back home..But by the time we reach there..Me and my sister would have already finished most of it ..
Leaving just bits and pieces in the packJ
This time around when my parents came for visit, I had asked mom to make these during one of the weekends so that I can take a few clicksJ
My mom being a bit hyperactive like most moms, made it on the very first day itselfJ
So here goes my mom’s version of Pappada vada
Pappada Vada/ Pappad Fritters
½ Cup Rice flour
2 tspn Gram flour
1 tspn Chilli powder
1 tspn Cumin seeds
1 tspn Black sesame seeds
Salt to taste
A pinch of Kayam/Hing/Asafoetida
Oil for deep frying
Mix all ingredients except pappadam, add enough water and make a smooth batter.
The batter should not be too runny, it should be a bit thick .
Heat the oil in a wok.
When the oil is hot enough, dip each pappadam in the batter and deep fry both sides until it is browned well.
Drain it on a kitchen towel and njoy the crispy Pappada vadas