Roasted Pappadams – A Crunchy and Healthy Treat…
We all love the crispy and crunchy taste of the pappadam don't we? Yes, the pappadam, a staple side dish in almost any South Indian meal. Not just a south Indian meal, the pappadam has different avatars across India and its varied cuisines. Almost all these various avatars of the pappadam are available at almost any local store.
The pappadam today is a deep fried snack that is cooked using a gasoline stove. The excessive amount of oil used for frying the pappadam is unhealthy and it can cause a host of digestive issues. Would you actually believe that the papapdam is actually meant to serve as an appetizer and is an aid to digestion?
This is because the pappadam is to be cooked over a fire and not over a gasoline stove. In the days gone by people used firewood to cook and pappadam was roasted over the fire and as the pappadam was being burnt, the little amounts of carbon present in the pappadam would help to serve as an appetizer and a digestive. It also helps to absorb the fatty material from the mouth and throat. The pappadam is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It also is a good source of dietary fiber, protein, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and copper.
These are the amazing health benefits that a pappadam offers and it is very rare that a delicious food item is also healthy go ahead treat yourself to a few crunchy and healthy roasted pappadams today!!