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Papdi For Chaat

Papdi Chaat is one of my favorites and I wanted to make these papdis at home. They are very simple to make and they can be stored for a long time.

Time of Preparation : 1 hour (including resting time)
No of Pieces : 30 to 35


  • All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1 cup
  • Ajwain Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – 1/3 tsp (according to taste)
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Water – 2 tbsp less than 1/2 cup
  • Oil – For frying

Method of Preparation:

  1. Mix maida, salt, ajwain seeds, ghee and add water little by little to make it a stiff dough (like poori dough).
  2. Cover it with a damp cloth and let it stay atleast for half an hour.
  3. Divide the dough to two halves and roll them very thin.
  4. Then cut them to circles using a lid. We can repeat this until we are done with the dough.
  5. Pork them using a fork so that they wont fluff while frying.
  6. Heat oil in a pan and fry them until golden brown.
  7. Store them in an airtight container.


  • The papdis should be very thin else they will become soft.
  • After cutting them to circles I felt they were little thick. so I made them thinner and the papdis become slightly bigger in size. So make them very thin first or cut them with smaller lids.


  1. so crispy and yummy

  2. Wish to have this wonderful looking papdi with some channa chaat for my snacks today,beautifully done.

  3. I love these, but never could figure out how to make them properly…thanks for the step by step!

  4. In south India they call this “Elladai”

  5. delicious..Join me in Fast Food event-Pasta and Know your Sweetness -Honey event in my blog

  6. Very much like mathri, come out very well !!

  7. Thank you all !!!