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There is a problem with every other homemaker no matter how skilled one is- “what to cook today”! I mean seriously, it takes me a while to decide what to cook everyday that doesn’t feel repetitive or boring. And additionally, the picky eating habits of my family aren’t much helpful. So today I was searching through my refrigerator and I couldn’t find a single veggie other than the regular tomatoes and chillies. Had two options- cook lentils which my husband isn’t really fond of (and to be honest, even I’m not), or find and try something new. Did a little more searching, found Papads(Papads are thin crisp dough made with lentils that is usually deep fried or roasted) and it reminded me of this cookery show I used to watch and voila! There I was trying my hands at Papad ki sabzi, which is actually fried and crushed papad in a tangy gravy (yogurt is really becoming my favorite base for gravies). And it tasted absolutely yummm-y!
So here’s how I made this simple recipe-
Papad(Papdum) – 2 (fried&crushed)
Yogurt- 2 cups (whisked)
Garlic -3-4 cloves (crushed)
Butter-2-3 tbsp (unsalted)
Cumin seeds-1/2 tbsp
Green chilli- 1-2(chopped)
Salt- to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2 tbsp
Red chilli powder -2-3 pinch
How to make-
- Heat butter in a pan on low flame.
- Add cumin seeds to the butter and when they start to splatter, add onions and saute till they are translucent.
- Now add garlic and when it starts changing color,add the green chili and tomato puree to it.
- Next, add all the dry spices and cook till the oil leaves out.
- Add milk to the yogurt and pour it in the gravy.
- Add crushed paapad to it and mix well.
- Simmer it for 5-7 minutes,garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve with flat bread or rice.