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pappadam

Syllabification: pap·pa·dam
Pronunciation: /ˈpäpədəm
 
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Definition of pappadam in English:

noun

A thin East Indian bread made with lentil flour.
Example sentences
  • Shopkeepers say that Onam buyers prefer the large hand-made ‘pappadams’ that come from small-scale units in the Karunagapalli and Ochira areas on the border of Kollam-Alappuzha districts.
  • The cook, Krishna Lama, conjures a meal of buffalo schnitzel, pappadams, fried chicken and banana custard, all prepared on a ‘stove’ of three rocks and four aluminium pots.
  • Thanks to the large presence of Keralites in Bangalore, one finds banana chips, payasams, pickles and pappadams all over the place.

Origin

from Tamil.

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