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A very thin flatbread made with lentil flour, often crisped by deep-frying or grilling.

[Tamil : Hindi pāpaṛ (from Prakrit pappaḍa-, from Sanskrit parpaṭaḥ) + -am, n. suff.]
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Among some of the vegetarian dishes cooked by the tourists were Sambhar (made of vegetables and spices), Avial (made of vegetables and coconut sauce),Cucumber Kichadi, Garlic Rasam, Koottu Thoran (steamed or fried vegetables with mustard seed and spices), Pachadi (made of pumpkin, coconut milk and curd with green chilly), Olan (beans and gourds mixed with spices), Parippu Curry, Pappadam and Payasam (made of sugared rice or noodles, served as dessert).