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Video Recipe – Wholewheat Baked Papdi for Chat | How to make Baked Wholewheat Papdi for Chaat

It’s absolutely true when they say necessity is the mother of invention. Being Chaat lovers at home, we frequently indulge in quick, healthy, sumptuous chaats as snacks and sometimes as dinner too (Think Ragda Patties / Chole Patties etc). Keeping the chutneys – Red chilli garlic pasteGreen chilli Chutney and Dates – tamarind chutney  (a.k.a Teekha – Meetha Chutneys) becomes very handy to make quick chaats


Check out more than 25+ chaat varieties on this blog – from Mumbaiyya Bhel Puri

 to Taco Bhel to Kutchi Dabeli to Dahi Moong Chaat (GF) , Chaat is something the kids and elders love at home . 



Need more Chaat recipes ? Check these out while we make today’s dish…

I had made Sev Puri several times (even with the deep fried Papdis) made at home. But with this lockdown, I had to make the Baked Papdis – something on my bucket list for a while. 


Adapted from Swati’s recipe (who incidentally also suggested the theme for this week’s FMBH “Chaat Time”), this was a breeze. Thanks much Swaty for this wonderful, homely way to bake the papdis for the chaats

Not just for Sev Puri or Sev Batata Puri, this became a great go-to snack for those 4 pm hunger pangs, and I see this becoming a healthy base snack like canapés. The husband added some boiled potato and moong sprouts and some schezwan sauce to make his own fusion sev puri last week. 

 I made a second batch while shooting the video, and full credit to my little one who helped me with the over head shoots (while balancing on her tiny wooden stool next to me).    

I have made few minor changes from Swati’s recipe. Do watch my video below, subscribe to the channel and leave your comments on this blog as well as the video.

Over to the recipe. 


Wholewheat Baked Papdi ~ No Deep fry 

Prep time – 20 mins + rest time of 30 mins | Bake time – 12 to 15 mins per batch. 

Makes ~  50 pieces (medium sized)

Spice level – Medium ; cuisine / Course – Indian Snack



You would need:

Wholewheat flour – 1.5 cups 

Roasted Semolina – 2 heaped TBSP

Ghee / clarified butter – 4 tsp

Salt – to taste

Ajwain / carrom seeds – 1/4 tsp

Kasuri Methi (dried fenugreek leaves) crushed – 1 tsp

Red chilli pwdr / paprika – 1/2 tsp

Sesame seeds – 1/2 tsp

Ice Cold water – for binding – I used about 4 TBSP + 1 tsp  

How to:

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How to make Baked Papdi for Chaats | Homemade Wholewheat Baked Papdi | No Maida, no fry Baked Papdi



  1. Poonam Bachhav

    I have been baking whole wheat papris for last 4 years now and I can imagine how much satisfaction one gets after making guilt-free chaat with these beauties. Next time I will add sesame seeds as you have done and I must say the baked papris look super crisp!

  2. Sujata Roy

    Wow baked papdi looks so crisp and delicious. Not only for chaat its also perfect for munching time. I will try it soon. Can I use olive oil instead of ghee. Superb share.

  3. Your baked Papdis have come out so nice and look so crisp ..Thanks for trying out the recipe and glad it worked for you and you and your family enjoyed the fun chaat at home!! Wonderful video too.with easy to follow steps.

  4. Priya Iyer

    We are passionate chaat lovers at our place, too. The lockdown has made us invent so many different varieties of chaat and do a lot of jugaad too. 🙂 I absolutely love your healthy, home-made baked papdis. Great way to make chaat guilt-free. Shall try it out too!

  5. cookwithrenu

    Wow I love papdi chaat and I recently too baked papdi for this. However I never added semolina would love to give it a try

  6. baked papdi looks so crispy and crunchy. Makes it so healthy and guilt free. I can even munch it as snacks

  7. Mayuri Patel

    I bake papdis for my chaats, such a guilt free way to enjoy chaats. Like the idea of adding sesame seeds. Sometimes the papdi is enjoyed as a snack on its own, so whenever I bake them have to hide them so that they don't disppear before I make the chaat.

  8. 5 stars
    Looks awesome kalyani. Love your video its beautifully shot. I must try making these too for we will love them too.

  9. preethi'scuisine

    5 stars
    Serving chaats with These home made baked papdi is such a wonderful idea . Can be gorged on guilt free.

  10. Vasusvegkitchen

    5 stars
    papdi's looks very crispy Kalyani, you made it more healthy by using wheat flour and that to baked can have it with satisfaction. chaat to look very inviting.

  11. 5 stars
    Wholewheat papdi chaat sounds so inviting that too baked version ! such a yum capture too…

  12. 5 stars
    I was thinking if making something crunchy this week and dismissed the idea because of the frying. I am so glad you have a recipe for baked papdi. Now crum crum crunch time

  13. 5 stars
    Looks awesome kalyani. I must try making these whole wheat baked papdi too for we will love them too.

  14. Jayashree T.Rao

    5 stars
    We love chaats and it is a regularly made at home. I must try making these whole wheat baked papdi. Looks lovely and healthier too.

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