The famous Amritsari papad, now in their homemade avatar. The perfect accompaniment to dal-chawal or sabzi-phulka and of course, they hold their own as a stand-alone anytime snack too.
Who hasn’t heard about Amritsari papad wadiyan? Any tourist worth her or his salt will pick up a pack or two from the ubiquitous papad shops that surround the Golden Temple. These papad and wadiyan, though delicious, are mass produced under questionable hygiene conditions. Ammiji visited these shops only if it were an emergency and if she had run out of her own homemade papad wadiyan. Even now, when her arthritic fingers will not let her roll out papad or shape the wadiyan properly, she will sit on a chair in her verandah, and get these made by her helper under her eagle-eyed supervision.
These papad and wadiyan come to you from Amritsar, made under Ammiji’s supervision, from ingredients that are hand-picked by her. They are made from premium urad dal and use the choicest spices.
Ammiji’s Oregano Papads are a study in experimentation. We took our favorite Italian herb, added a hint of garlic, and voila! The end result turned out even better than we expected. The papad is the perfect base for a thin cheese pizza, or salad rolls. But of course, we love to eat it as it is, accompanied with a glass of wine! And even if we do say so ourselves, the taste on its own, or with toppings, is eccellente!
You can roast them on a griddle or pan, deep fry them, toast them or microwave them – any which way, they add that perfect zing to your meal.
Ingredients: Urad dal, oregano, garlic, salt, sajji khaar
Weight: 250 gms
Good for: 6 months. Please keep in an airtight container for longevity.