Monday, August 23, 2010


This past weekend I have been acting as hostess to a couple from Germany.  We met this couple while vacationing in Nova Scotia this summer, and they decided to stop by for a visit as they are traveling for a year through the continent.  I was worried at first to what to serve people from Germany.  But was very happy to realize they eat the same as my family (as healthy as possible)!   On Saturday we decided to have a nice curry.  While we were shopping for ingredients my new German friend was very excited to find Pappadums at my grocery store!  Now I have never had a pappadum, I usually don't give boxed foods a second look.  But I said sure that I would try them, when I found out they are made from lentils!

They are so yummy!  And so much fun to watch cook!  They are described as lentil crackers.  We found out not to go by the instructions on the box.   We tried the pan fry method and it did not work.  So the microwave had to do.  What you do is, throw one Pappadum in the microwave for 45 seconds and voila! it is done!  We did not add oil as suggested.

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Who would of thought I would learn about Indian food from Germans?  The Pappadums are a bit spicy and salty...but makes a very yummy (not so bad for you) treat!  I wonder if I can find a recipe to make my own?


Sweet and Savory said...

I admit it. I have never heard of a pappadum. I also, have not noticed them, in the store, but I will look now. Being a foodie does expose us to some interesting new ideas and, of course, new foods.

Thanks for linking this to My Meatless Mondays.

cooperl788 said...

Those look delicious! Even though they're meant for Indian food - perhaps they can make for a taco salad shell?

Jennifer@SweetSimplicity said...

Looks like a nice, healthy snack.

Hungry For Living said...

I have never heard of them either. I think it's wonderful though that you stayed friends with this couple and were able to host them while they were in the states!

Aniki said...

Being from Germany myself, I had to smile when I read that you worried what food to serve them. I hope the experience showed you that we aren't that different. ;)

Anonymous said...

My fiance is German and he has introduced me to many interesting foods! I actually don't mind sauerkraut and some of the sausages, but I am not so much a fan of the meat salad he likes (northern German variety full of mayo - eugh).