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Papad with Mashed Potato

27 Mar

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Bangala Dumpa Appadam.

Papad is either roasted or deep fried until crisp. A layering is prepared with potato. Potato is boiled and mashed along with onion and other spices. Serve the mashed potato with crispy papad. You can also serve by layering the papad with prepared mashed potato.
Makes: 10 Papad with Mashed Potato.

Ingredients:

Potato 1
Red Onion 1/4 of Small One
Green Chile 1
Red Chile Powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Lemon Juice 1 tsp
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to taste
Mustard Oil 1/4 tsp
Small Papads 10

Method of preparation:

Wash and halve the potato.
Boil the potato till its soft.
Cool the potato to room temperature and peel it.
Remove stem, wash and finely chop the green chile.
Peel and finely chop the red onion.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro.

Arrange small papads on a plate and microwave for a minute or two.
Alternatively, put each of the on open flame till light golden brown and crisp.
Or, deep fry the papad till crisp.

In a mixing bowl, add chopped onion, green chile, red chile powder, turmeric powder, lemon juice, mustard oil, cilantro and salt.
Mix thoroughly and leave for couple of minutes, then add the boiled potato and mash it well along with the other ingredients in the bowl.

Serve mashed potato with roasted papad.
While eating, scoop a little bit of the mashed potato with fried papad.
Notes: Make sure potato is cooked properly before mashing it.

Suggestions: Adjust the sourness with lemon.
Variations: You can also add chopped green onion. Minced ginger or garlic can be added after briefly frying in little bit of oil.
Other Names: Papad with Mashed Potato.