Definition of pappadam in English:

pappadam

noun

  • A thin East Indian bread made with lentil flour.

    • ‘We will serve idli-sambar, upma and puttu for breakfast, and rice with sambar, pulissery, aviyal, thoran and pappadam for lunch.’
    • ‘Thanks to the large presence of Keralites in Bangalore, one finds banana chips, payasams, pickles and pappadams all over the place.’
    • ‘Steaming hot idlis served with spicy chutney, rasa vadai and pappadams soon caught the imagination of customers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

From Tamil.

Pronunciation

pappadam

/ˈpäpədəm/