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Appalam is a thin, crispy, and crunchy disc-shaped snack that is usually served with meals or as an accompaniment to other dishes. Appalam is made with lentil flour, usually urad dal, but can also be made with chana dal or moong dal. It is usually flavored with cumin, asafoetida, other spices and can be served fried or roasted. Appalam is a popular snack in South India, Sri Lanka, and other South Asian countries. It is also known as papadum or papad in some regions.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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urad dal

1 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

black pepper

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

sesame seeds

1 teaspoon



Step 1:

Soak the urad dal in water for at least 4 hours.

Step 2:

Drain the water and grind the urad dal into a fine paste.

Step 3:

Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds, black pepper, asafoetida and salt.

Step 4:

Add the ground urad dal paste and mix well.

Step 5:

Cook the mixture on low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring continuously.

Step 6:

Remove from heat and spread the mixture on a greased plate.

Step 7:

Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top and press lightly.

Step 8:

Cut into desired shapes and deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.

Step 9:

Serve hot with chutney or sambar. Enjoy!

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 21868 users have chowed down on Appalam a whopping 58104 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi are the top 5 cities gobbling up Appalam like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Appalam, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in januaryaprilmay.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Appalam is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of 20-25 BMI also on board.

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