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Looking for pappadams in Phoenix

JerryMe May 11, 2010 03:49 PM

Want to find some pappadams for a yogurt and cuke dip that I want to make. Am striking out and am too intimidated to make them. Anyone get / find some recently?

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  1. azhotdish RE: JerryMe May 11, 2010 04:23 PM

    Have you tried calling Zam Zam World Market? It's moderately-sized Indian/Pakistani market on 40th St / McDowell.

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      anakalia RE: JerryMe May 11, 2010 05:20 PM

      I always had bad luck trying to purchase them from stores -- they seemed too thin or something. Perhaps you could call an Indian restaurant in your neighborhood and ask if they can sell you however many you need? My parents do that with naan when they want to make a specific appetizer and the restaurants have always been quite accommodating...

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        ziggylu RE: anakalia May 11, 2010 05:51 PM

        I agree. I've never liked the ones from stores either. I really like the ones at Star of India in Ahwatukee. I don't know if that's convenient for your JerryMe but, if so, you might want to give them a call and see if you can get some form them.

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        Star of India
        4025 E Chandler Blvd # 14, Phoenix, AZ

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          johnseberg RE: anakalia May 11, 2010 06:52 PM

          I think you can get them at Flavors of India, but, I've never been there.

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          Flavors of India
          4523 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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          Mattoclock RE: JerryMe May 11, 2010 11:54 PM

          AJ's sell Sharwoods Pappadom's in the cracker area.

          There are two ways to prep them. The best way is to shallow fry mixed with deep fry. You need about half an inch of hot oil and kinda good skills with tongs to hold it and some form of spatula to keep it flat as it fries.

          Second option is microwave it. Works quite well, surprisingly. It says either brush with oil or do dry and both work but I'm thinking a spray with a Pam type can would work great. I prefer the dangerous oil method myself though!

          1. JerryMe RE: JerryMe May 12, 2010 09:50 AM

            Thanks for the updates CHers! I did not think about restaurants but that's a good idea. Ahwatukee is not convenient, Ziggy but at least I know that's an option.

            Great info!

            1. grrlscout RE: JerryMe May 12, 2010 02:51 PM

              Lee Lee Oriental Market also sells them. I have seen them in the bread aisle.

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