Heat 3cm of vegetable oil in a frying pan, or use a deep fat fryer set to 180-200°C. Test the oil temperature by adding a small piece of pappadum. When it bubbles and expands the oil is ready.
Fry each pappadum individually for 3 Seconds. They will expand quickly. Use tongs to flip and then remove from the hot oil. Leave to drain on kitchen paper. The pappadums will become crisp on cooling. Serve warm.
Full Power 800W 30 Secs
Brush both sides of a pappadum with a little vegetable oil. Place a single pappadum in the microwave and cover with kitchen paper.
Cook on full power for around 30 seconds or until expanded. Timings will vary depending on microwave wattage. Serve warm.