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Masala papad

Masala papad is a quick appetizer you can create with the classic Indian lentil cracker, the papad. Topped with tongue-tickling sprouted moth bean salad, this easy-to-prepare, vegan snack is a perfect crowd pleaser
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Sprouting the moth bean 2 days
Total Time 2 days 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine Autumn, diabetic friendly, Fusion, Indian, One pot, Spring, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 4 people


  • microwave
  • mixing bowls and spoons.


for moth bean salad

  • 1/2 cup sprouts ( i have used short tongue, moth bean sprout)
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper use green or red if you like, chopped small
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped small
  • 1/2 cup Tomato chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1 small green chill chopped
  • 1 pinch black salt
  • 2 pinch chaat masala
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice

for roasted papad

  • 1 pack papad Store bought, I used pepper spiced one.

to assemble the masala papad

  • 1/2 cup sev
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder


Moth bean salad

  • Wash the moth bean sprout under running water and set aside to drain.
  • Into a mixing bowl add the chopped tomatoes, green chillies, bell pepper, onion, coriander and moth beans.
    sprouted moth bean salad
  • Add chaat masala, black salt and lemon juice and mix the salad well.
    moth bean sprouted kachumbersalad
  • Set the salad aside till the papad is ready. IF assembling the salad earlier, add the chaat masala and black salt just before serving and keep the salad chilled.
  • The salad is perfect to be served as such too.

to assemble the masala papad

  • Microwave the papad for 30 seconds each. Some papad take lesser time based on the thickness and the power of the microwave. So adjust time accordingly.
  • Keep this in an airtight box till needed, without crushing.
  • When ready to assemble. Place the papad on the plate and top with 2 to 3 tbsp of salad.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of the red chilli powder, a pinch of cumin seed powder and a pinch of chaat masala.
  • Top it with a tbsp or more of thin sev.
  • Serve immediately, to retain the crunch of the papad.


Check the post for details on how to sprout the moth beans.
Keyword bean salad, beans and legumes, chaat recipes, no cook recipes,, recipes with sprouts
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