Diwali, the festival of lights, is all about family, celebrations, and of course, delectable treats. If you’re looking for an easy-to-make, savoury snack that will delight your taste buds, try these Garlic & Cheese Papad Twists. These twists are a fantastic way to elevate traditional Papads and turn them into a mouth-watering Diwali delicacy. Let’s dive into the recipe and create a delightful surprise for your family and guests.
For the Paste (for 2-3 Papads):
- 1 tbsp garlic butter *
- 1 tsp grated cheese
- 1 tsp chopped coriander
- 1 tsp chopped red onions
- 1/4 tsp red chilli flakes
- Papads – any variety will be fine
- Chopped Coriander for garnish
* If you don’t have garlic butter, you can use regular butter and add 1/4 tsp of garlic granules to achieve that delicious garlic flavour.
- Prepare the paste by mixing the garlic butter, grated cheese, chopped coriander, chopped red onions, and red chilli flakes in a bowl. You want to create a spreadable paste with the right balance of flavours.
- Grease a baking pan with some oil or line it with baking paper. The latter method will guarantee the Papad twists do not stick to the pan when baking.
- Take your Papad and place them on a clean surface. Pour a couple of tablespoons of water on top of each Papad. Use your fingers to evenly spread the water, and then turn them over to wet the other side. Pat the Papad gently to remove any excess water. Place it on another plate or your oiled baking tray.
- Brush the prepared paste onto the entire surface of each Papad. Ensure the paste is spread evenly to capture all those savoury flavours.
- Using a knife or a pizza cutter, cut the Papads into strips. Gently pull up each strip, twist it, and then place it back down on the oiled baking tray. Alternatively, you can arrange them on a lined baking tray. You can leave them as strips if you do not want to twist them – they will still be delicious and in fact be easier to make.
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit). Bake the Papad twists for about 7 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
- Garnish with chopped coriander then serve the twists in a tall thin bowl or a mini chips basket.
TIP: It’s important not to soak the Papads in water, as this can make them soggy. Instead, use a bit of water on top and rub it with your hands, turning the Papad to ensure both sides are slightly moist. The goal is to make the Papad more flexible without making it too wet. This will help them cook well and make them easier to handle during the twist-making process.
With just a handful of ingredients and a simple method, you can create these delightful Garlic & Cheese Papad Twists, perfect for celebrating Diwali or any special occasion. These twists are sure to be a hit with your family and guests, adding a unique and savoury twist to your festive table. Enjoy the flavours and the smiles these treats bring to your celebration!
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