Halwai November 8, 2023


• 2 large Potatoes
• 1 cup Rice flour
• 1 cup Wheat flakes
• 1/2 tsp baking soda
• 1 tbsp oil
• Salt to taste


  1. Boil, peel and mash potatoes very fine. Cover and keep aside.
  2. Crush wheat flakes coarsely and keep aside.
  3. Place 2 cups water to boil and add salt and soda.
  4. Put flour over water, cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Take off fire and mix dough into water with wooden ladle handle or heatproof handle of churner.
  6. When mixed smoothly, take into a large plate.
  7. Add hot mashed potatoes and oil.
  8. Mix very well to form a smooth dough.
  9. Steam dough over boiling water in a covered container for 4-5 minutes.
  10. Take off fire and knead well after it is cooled.
  11. Take small lumps of dough and roll like thin chapatis using oil or flour for dusting.
  12. Sprinkle crushed wheat flakes and press gently to embed in them.
  13. Dry in direct sunlight till brittle.
  14. Flip sides once in between.
  15. Store in airtight jar.
  16. When required, rub a little oil on both sides of raw papadum.
  17. Microwave on high for 2 minutes or till puffed.
  18. Serve as a snack or accompaniment to a meal or with tea.

Recipe courtesy of Saroj Kering