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Jul 10, 2011 12:32 PM

Mini Pappadums?

Any idea where to find these in the Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks area?
Thanks (I hope...)

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  1. Seriously?....
    Thought someone might have a favorite Indian store in the area, or at least a restaurant that made these to order. Would love some input, please.

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    1. re: FranklinJefferson

      The only place I know in the valley is in Northridge. There are a couple of Indian Grocery stores there. There is bombay spiceland on Reseda and India Sweets and Spice in the area as well. Google it and you will find a ton.

      1. re: gordo26

        Agreed, there are India Sweets and Spices in Canoga Park and Northridge I believe. They should have a good selection of pappadum.

        Canoga Cafe
        6200 Canoga Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

    2. Define "mini". Most indian paddadums are either 6-7" in diameter, or 4" in diameter (roughly). You can get them at any indian market, and some middle eastern markets too. They expand when you cook them. Pappadums aren't something made fresh -- they are rolled out and then dried in the sun so you'd be hard pressed to find a restaurant that makes them.

      I've seen pappadum style lentil chips in bags at Trader Joes if you're looking for bite size.

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      1. re: boogiebaby

        Sabu papads (made from sago paste) are much smaller and white. Unfortunately these you need to deep fry, since they don't puff up over dry heat. I think sabu papads are available at most Indian grocery stores. The main brand is Lijjat, but I am not sure if the sabu papads are from Lijjat, or some other company - perhaps MTR.

        1. re: suvro

          I'll have to try those, suvro. I normally buy the 777 brand plain papads, which are the smaller 4" size, or the larger jeera papad (whose brand name escapes me). We deepfry papad as we don't eat them all that often, so we allow ourselves that little splurge with our dal and rice sometimes. :)

          1. re: boogiebaby

            I searched for the brand, but could not find any US based website for the information. Here is one link - - while this says it is made of urad dal and rice powder, sabu papads are also this mini-size.