Paddadum – A Healthy Snack For Toddlers

Paddadum – A Healthy Snack For Toddlers

Pappadums are an Indian flatbread made from lentil flour. They are paper-thin, translucent and fragile when you buy them. Traditionally they are enjoyed with a selection of chutneys and pickles, but they are great on their own as a snack or appetizer. They come in many varieties and sizes.

If toasted or microwaved; Pappadum is a healthy substitute to potato wafers and corn chips .

Kids love eating pappadum and they are quick and easy to cook. All you need to do is put the pappadum in microwave for 50-60 seconds till they expand and are crisp. They can be stored for a long time in an air tight container and are very healthy. As Pappadums are easy to store and carry you can offer them to you little one any time.

Nutritional Facts (1 big paddadum)

TYPICAL VALUES: – Amt per 100g

  • Energy – 1165 kj/ 275 kcal
  • Protein – 21.2 g
  • Carbohydrates – 43.2 g
  • Fat – 1.9 g

Cooking Methods


The traditional way to prepare pappadums is by deep-frying. This allows them to become very light and airy. Heat an inch of vegetable oil in a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed frying pan. When the oil is hot but not smoking, drop a pappadum in the oil, using tongs to push it under the surface for less than 5 seconds – just enough time for the pappadum to expand immediately.


Pappadums can also be grilled or toasted in an oven. To toast, pre-heat the broiler or toaster oven. Place the pappadum on a rack about 3” away from the source of heat. It will expand immediately. Turn it over and toast the other side for a few seconds.


Place the pappadum in the microwave. Cook on full power for 45 seconds or until expanded. May require turning midway through to ensure even cooking.

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