The papad is a thin Indian wafer, sometimes described as a cracker or flat bread. It is usually made from dried lentils; eaten fried or roasted. The papads are processed in different tastes utilizing natural inbuilt flavors to suit individual requirements. Papad is a dried lentil chip studded with Indian spices which can be grilled or deep fried. Salt and peanut oil are added to make a dough, which can be flavored with seasonings such as, for example, chili, cumin, garlic or black pepper.
The composition of the papad varies by addition of a large number of ingredients such as cereal flour, pulse flour, soya flour, spice mixes, chemical mixes and different vegetable juices to improve both organoleptic and nutritional characteristics. Papad is good appetizer and digestive.Roasted or grilled papad helps toabsorb the fatty material from mouth and throat when consumed at the end of themeal. Papads are made of lentils and thus are free from gluten, rich in proteinand dietary fibre.