Homemade Ulundhu Appalam

Homemade Ulundhu Appalam

//Lentil Pappad//


  • Urad flour – ¼ cup (sieved)
  • Baking soda – ¼ cup
  • Salt – 2 pinches
  • Asafetida – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin powder – ¼ tsp
  • Water – 2 tblsp
  • Gingelly oil – 1 tsp
  • All purpose flour/ wheat flour – ¼ cup (to roll up the dough)

To deep fry

  • Cooking oil – to deep fry


  • In a mixing bowl, add the sieved urad flour, baking soda, salt, asafetida and cumin powder; mix well before adding the water(ref pic)

  • Now sprinkle the water into the flour mixture and mix well (ref pic)

  • Towards the end, add about a tsp of gingelly oil (ref pic) and place the dough into the mortar-pestle (ref pic) and knead using the pestle until the dough become soft

  • Roll the dough(ref pic) and cut into desired size

  • Sprinkle some flour over the surface and roll out each dough as much thin as you can(ref pic)

  • Dust out the remaining excess flour and arrange it over any wide plate (ref pic)

  • Dry it over the sun shade (not for too long time)

  • In between, use another plate to place over the slightly dried appalams, to prevent from folding
  • The easy, tasty and crispy “HOMEMADE ULUNDHU APPALAM” is ready to store

  • Heat some cooking oil to deep fry the dried appalams and store it in an air tight container

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