This is one of my favourite kitchen hacks ever because it saves time, effort and cleaning to get you a perfectly crispy and crunchy poppadum, whether for a snack or for with your meal. No faff, just a great poppadum.
If you have ever bee to the supermarket and seen the price for the ready cooked poppadums, you will see why being able to do them quickly at home makes so much sense. That and the fact that you have to eat all of the poppadums in the pack as they go soft so quickly.
So for the quick back to basics for the day, here is how to cook poppadum in the microwave.
1 packet of uncooked poppadums (I but mine from Ocado or the Chinese supermarket usually at 89p or less for 10)
Take one poppadum and place it on the plat in the microwave
Turn the microwave to full power and blitz for 40 seconds
And ta-da! A perfectly crunchy cooked poppadum without the oil, faff or mess!
My parents have a microwave that is as old (if not older!) than me, so when I cook them in that I turn the poppadum half way through (so 20 seconds each side) as it tends to leave an uncooked flat bit if you leave it for the whole 40 seconds on one side. Use this technique if your microwave only goes to a setting of 80 watts too.
This is the best way to get fresh restaurant style poppodums straight to your table!
Cooking them this way also means that you can have one with your leftovers at work the next day. Just shove the uncooked poppadum into a bag and slip it into your book or folder ready to be blitzed in the microwave at lunch time. I loved proving the doubters at work wrong too when they would se me make my delicious poppadums in the microwave with no hassle at all!
Let me know how you get on with your and what other back to basic tips you’d like me to include on the blog!
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Thanks in advance,