Archive for April 1st, 2012

April 1, 2012

Day 142

Udad Papad

Much confusion over this food. I guess these urad flour wafers — also known as pappadums — are pretty standard in India. And “udad” I think refers to a black pepper variety? They did seem a bit spicy — though that might have been the salsa. Yes, I dipped them in salsa. I know, I know. It’s supposed to be chutney or some such. But I didn’t have any chutney. And they seemed chip-like. So I went with salsa. I don’t recommend doing that. Also, I fried them until they turned brown. The package just said fry or roast. And I fry most things until they turn brown. In this case that’s a bad thing. They tasted burnt. So I’m going to withhold judgement until someone who actually knows what he or she is doing can prepare the papads.