Aazol's Range of Happy Memory Inducing Maharashtrian Papads
Do you remember our mothers and grandmothers making papads in the scorching summer heat during the summer holidays and putting them out to dry in the sun? It was a tedious job, but you remember how the whole family pitched in and made it so much fun? Even we as kids would help in our own little ways like swatting flies and birds away or making sure that the papads didn’t fly away in the breeze. Such happy times! Even today our SHGs make Maharashtra’s most authentic papads with traditional recipes in the same way as we remember from our childhood. The process they follow is what will give you the homemade papadtasteand the memory of those innocent carefree days that we long for.
Here is the list of Authentic Papads from Aazol:
Aaji’s Favourite Papads: Batata | Nachni | Poha
Our aajis (grandmothers) couldn't decide on one papad that was their favourite one, so we made a mixed pack of everyone's favourite papad just for you. We have batata (potato papad), nachni papad (ragi papad) and poha papad(flattened rice papad). We enjoy a mixed batch of these papads with our everyday meals and the variety keeps us asking for more. You can fry them or microwave them if you prefer, for a healthier version. You can also get creative and have them as 4:00 pm snacks with dips or replace the papdi with homemade papads in your chaat. Aaji's Favourite Papads come from our SHG in Konkan.
Gahu Kurdai: Whole-wheat String Papad
Gahu Kurdai is one of the unique varieties of papad from Maharashtra. The ingredients used to make them, and the process are both traditional and unusual. Eating this fried papad with your meal will definitely make you appreciate its texture and stringy round shape. Made with whole-wheat batter and stretched into strings for days, these papads are a well-kept secret from the hinterlands of Maharashtra. The perfect disc of the concentric shaped papads goes well with any curry or dal as it is mildly seasoned with salt. The Gahu Kurdai comes from our SHG in Konkan.
Poha Mirgund: Spiced Poha Papad
Poha papad or mirgund is made from poha or flattened rice dough. It is lightly spiced and can be fried in oil or roasted on a stove. A traditional Konkani product, no meal is complete without this papad. Have it with dal and rice or with curry - rice to add that crunchy texture. Or better yet, plan an evening snack with these crispy rectangles and a dip of your choice. The papad is made using a traditional recipe and sundried so that it lasts the entire year around. The poha mirgund comes from our SHG in Konkan.
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