Rajasthani Papad Ka Shaak

Papad-ka-Shak -

Rajasthani cuisine is known for its great taste and rich nature. There are many delicious dishes. This one is a very easy, simple but very popular dish.

Here the papad are roasted & cooked together with boondi in yoghurt curry with spices. Yummy!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time            Total Time                    Yields

10 mins                 15 mins                   25 mins                   4 Serving


Papad – 2 large (roasted & broken into medium size pieces)

Boondi – ½ cup (gram flour tiny droplets)

Gram flour (besan) – 1 tablespoon

Yoghurt – 1 cup (sour, smooth & beaten well)

Fresh green coriander – 3 tablespoons

Salt per taste

Cumin seeds – ¼ teaspoon

Asafetida – 1 large pinch

Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon

Red chili powder – ½ teaspoon

Whole red chili – 2-3 (broken)

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

Garam masala – 1 teaspoon

Oil – 3 tablespoon


  • Dry roast the papad and break them into medium size pieces. Now heat water in a pan and add roasted papad & boondi for 2-3 minutes. Strain it and keep aside.
  • Now meantime in a mixing bowl add yoghurt & gram flour with water and whisk hard and well so that there are no lumps.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, when they splutter add asafetida, whole dried red chili and fry for 1 minute, then add yoghurt and red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala & salt. Keep stirring continuously.
  • When it reaches the boiling point, add roasted & soaked papad and soaked boondi. Simmer on low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Take off heat, transfer to serving bowl and garnish with fresh green coriander. Serve hot.

Note: Delicious tangy papad & boondi shaak is ready. It can be served hot with chapatti, roti or rice. Enjoy!

Happy Cooking!!


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