from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A very thin flatbread made with lentil flour, often crisped by deep-frying or grilling.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of papadom.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Tamil : Hindi pāpaṛ (from Prakrit pappaḍa-, from Sanskrit parpaṭaḥ) + -am, n. suff.


  • Popular subs include the lamb meatloaf with strawberry pico de gallo, curried crema, cheddar and pappadam or a roast beef with horseradish, pickled endive and fried scallions.

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  • Mound one-quarter of the scrambled eggs onto each pappadam and serve.


  • Turn the pappadam and repeat the procedure for about 30 seconds more, until it is bubbly and opaque.


  • Served with rice, fish or lentil curry, pickles, and pappadam crisp lentil wafers, thoran makes a quick, tasty weekday meal.

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  • I love my upmaav with some pazham, pappadam, if these two are not available then I make it sugar.

    Fluffy Uppumavu (Upma) « Salt and Pepper.

  • Sambar conjures the image of a very satisfying, homely meal with rice, a thoran(stir-fry) and pappadam or a lavish sadya(feast) where one asks for endless servings of sambar to accompany every other item on the menu.

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  • Serve warm with raita, achar, ulli surka and pappadam.

    Chicken biryani – Malabar ishtyle. « Salt and Pepper.

  • I love their pappadam, jackfruit chips, sweet plantain chips and kai murukku.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • The accompanying army of small dishes includes dal, sambar, vegetable curries, spicy pickled mango or lime, dessert, pappadam, chappati, and thick, creamy curd, which is traditionally eaten last.

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  • Our meal began with free pappadam, and from the limited appetizer lineup we enjoyed crisp pea-and-potato-stuffed samosas and aloo papdi chaat, a typical snack of chickpeas, potatoes, onions, and flour crisps sauced with spiced yogurt, tamarind, and mint chutney.



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