Masala Crispbread is an easy and instant appetiser that can be enjoyed before a meal or even as a quick snack. Crispbread is topped up with a salad mix of chopped cucumber,tomatoes, onions,coriander leaves with a good fat pinch of Spiced Powders.
Most Indian Restaurants out here in the UK, would serve a stack of Papads along with a variety of chutneys. These chutneys are often considered as an exotic side and appeal quite difficult to make.It is normally Coriander chutney, Red Chutney and Mango Relish. If the color of the chutney is light green and very mildly spiced then they are mixed with yogurt. Some of the local joints serve an Onion Relish too. Every restaurant has their signature chutneys to give the guests a pleasant welcome in their every visit.
But in a few places , while you wait for the order to arrive, they would serve you with a masala toppings on the poppadoms and the chutneys off course. These Masala Papads transport me to the restaurant’s in India where Masala Papad is one of the popular appetisers on the menu.
Papads also known as Poppadoms, are thin disc-shaped sun dried crackers often made with lentils. They are often seasoned with sesame seeds, black pepper and much more but it’s completely personal choice. Way back in India, it’s a customary affair to make them in the summers and stack them away for the rest of the year. It is easily available to buy from the Indian Stores and we enjoy them plain or with topping.
It was one of those odd days when I had run out of them and we all wanted to nibble while my Vegetable Pulao & Dal was getting made.Crispbreads from Ryvita came to my rescue.
Folks at Ryvita spoilt me for choices with their selection of Crispbreads. Starring at me sitting on the counter, I settled to use the crispbreads for my base. I finely chopped up onion, tomato,cucumber and then small cubes of avocado, tossed in lime juice, seasoned with spices from my pantry. Served the masala topping on the Crispbread along with some Coriander Chutney and Red Chutney and it was a clear winner. The platter was all clear and a perfectly approved starter while you wait for the meal to get ready.
I always have some form of coriander chutney and red chutney stocked in my pantry and they often come to my rescue.
Chopping the vegetables finely is the key to this ever simple Masala Crispbread. Most of my recipe testing or inventions happen at night, just before our meal time . So often I do make it again just to feed my blog and gobble a few as I make them. Here’s a recipe of a Healthy Masala
Papad Crispbread with Coriander Chutney, a no-cook recipe that can be made in under 20 minutes .
Well, what are you waiting for? If you haven’t tried a crispbread yet, I suggest you grab one of the supermarket shelves. Create and post your MyVita recipe to automatically be entered into the competition to win £1,000 or an experience for a ‘lunch less ordinary’. Isn’t it exciting!!
Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with Ryvita. All opinions expressed here are of my own and I was not expected to express a positive opinion.