How to make Sindhi Papad-SK Khazana -

Sindhis always greet their guests with a glass of water and these papads

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) flour, Papad khar

Cuisine : Sindhi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Sindhi Papad-SK Khazana

Sindhi Papad-SK Khazana Recipe Card


Sindhi cuisine is delightful, and those who have had a taste of it will know that there is a great deal of flavour and spice in this cuisine. This does not mean that all food in Sindhi cuisine is spicy, as there are plenty of sweet dishes in it to. 
Sindhi cuisine is a result of many influences - Baluchistan touches the border of Sindh and so does Punjab – so there is bound to be an immigration of ideas! It goes without saying that pre-partition played an immense role in making Sindhi cuisine what it is today. As Sindh was once part of India, Indian foods have had a large influence is shaping Sindhi cuisine. The spicy and aromatic features of Sindhi and Indian meals are similar. Sindhi cuisine refers to the cuisine of the Sindhis from Sindh, Pakistan and India. 
Combinations of dishes are also important in Sindhi cuisine. Over the years the best ones have lasted and are repeatedly presented together.

Prep Time : 2-3days

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Sindhi Papad-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) flour 1 1/2 cups

  • Papad khar 1/2 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespo to grease


Step 1

Heat ¾ cup water in a non-stick pan. Add papad khar, salt and asafoetida, mix well and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cool.

Step 2

Put black peppercorns in a mortar and crush coarsely with a pestle.

Step 3

Mix together black gram flour, 1 tablespoon crushed peppercorns and cumin seeds in a parat.

Step 4

Add papad khar water and 1 tablespoon oil and knead to a stiff dough.

Step 5

Add 1 tablespoon oil, pound the dough for 6-8 minutes and stretch with your hands. Cover and rest the dough for 2-3 hours.

Step 6

Roll into a cylinder and divide the dough into equal portions.

Step 7

Line a papad press with a plastic sheet and grease with some oil. Place a dough portion on it, cover with another plastic sheet and press into thin disc. Similarly process the remaining dough portions.

Step 8

Transfer the discs on a plastic sheet and sun-dry for 2 days.

Step 9

Roast and serve.

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