Post published on October 12, 2022 by vspiceroute

Last post modified on August 14, 2023 by vspiceroute

Khichiya papad which is also called sarevda, papdi, chokha no papad is a staple in our homes. We pair them along with Khichdi, or Gujarati food often. When I moved to USA, lot of my friends would snack on these every day. It was a staple in their homes . Today let me take you back to streets of Mumbai where they make amazing Masala Khichiya. If you haven’t tried it, I would say it’s a must try and can also be served as an appetizer for Diwali or holiday parties.

Masala Khichiya Papad

Masala khichiya was part of my childhood when growing up in Mumbai. The rice flour papad goes so well as a chaat. Crispy papad layered with chutneys, tomatoes, onions and sev is just that perfect snack you will want to eat at any time of the day. It’s an easy make ahead recipe. Simply roast the Khichiya and prep the veggies and chutneys ahead of time and assemble right before serving. I plan to serve this as an appetizer or starter for Diwali party or Thanksgiving party this year. Checkout the recipe below 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine diwali recipe, Indian, Indian Street Food
Servings 2 People


  • 2-3 rice flour or Khichiya papad
  • 1 tablespoon amul butter
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp black salt
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon diced raw mango
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon thin sev
  • 1 tablespoon fried chana dal
  • 1 tablespoon garlic chutney
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chili chutney
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind chutney optional
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp chaat Masala
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  • Roast the khichiya papad on stove or microwave for 10 second, if medium size roast 2/3 of them
  • On a plate smash the papad with your hands so they can break into uneven large pieces
  • Apply Amul butter on papad
  • Sprinkle red chili powder and black salt so it can stick to the papad
  • Now layer it with diced cucumber, tomatoes and onions
  • Drizzle cilantro chutney, garlic chutney and dates and tamarind chutney
  • Sprinkle chaat masala
  • Sprinkle thin sev all over the papad
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro, fried chana dal and raw mango
  • Squeeze fresh lime juice and serve immediately
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