PAPAD (typically like Tortilla) by Lijjat is an Appetiser

Urad Mini Papad by Lijjat
Ingredients: Urad-dal flour, Salt, Papad khar, Pepper, Asafoetida, Groundnut & Sesame Oil

Papad are crunchy flatbreads typically like tortilla either eaten cooked by deep frying, roasting over an open flame, toasting, or microwaving, depending on the desired texture; as an appetiser, served as an accompaniment to a meal in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Papads are also served with dips such as chutneys or with toppings such as chopped onions and chillies.

Papadam recipes vary from region to region – it is usually made from urad flour, can also be made from chickpeaas, lentils and rice flour; dough is flavored with seasonings such as chili, cumin, garlic, or black pepper; sometimes baking soda or slaked lime is also added, the dough is shaped into a thin, round flatbreads and dried (traditionally in the sun).

Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad, popularly known as Lijjat, is an Indian women’s worker cooperative involved in producing papads in large quantities. Lijjat Papad Business is spread in 82 branches in 17 states of India. They export their products to 25+ countries including United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Middle Eastern countries, Thailand, Singapore, Hongkong (China), Netherlands, Japan, Canada, Australia, South Africa and many other Countries.

The organisation’s main objective is empowerment of women by providing them employment opportunities. Started in 1959 by seven women in Mumbai with a seed capital of only Rs.80 ($1.5), it had an annual turnover of more than Rs.1600 crore (over $224 million) in 2019.  It provides employment to 45,000 (in 2021) women across the country.

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