Pappada Vada/ Pappad Fritters

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
6 Pappadams/pappad
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


  1. pappada vada is new to me...but looks too gud...will try it sometime..

  2. very delicious looking vadas..this sure is a variation to regular ones

  3. Hey this is absolutely lovely. New to me. Love it Ramya. Looking forward for more yummy dishes here.

  4. Looks tempting and delicious. Nice colour too.

  5. Wow Ramya, an unique one, always surprised by these different dishes that you come across in our regional cuisines, definitely going to try out dear, a special thanks to your mom for making and to you for sharing this with us..

  6. Very yummy and interesting one ramya

  7. wow, they look so perfect n crunchy, ur mom is sure a great cook...:)

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  8. Wow! This is a nice snack! I've never heard of this before. I also love papadums, my MIL is also from palakaad, and I've discovered so many recipes that I love now. The best are olan, kaalan, erisheri, elai vadam and manga arachukalakki!

  9. Papad Bajji luks yumm. Very inviting snack Dear.Luv it

  10. Yippie, I used to have this with my Granny back in India. And it is one of my fav crunchie from back home. Sure brings back memories. Thanx..

  11. Just looks awesome......very nice pics..... yum n delicious!

  12. this is a cool way to serve the pappads:)



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