An Appalam is a thin, crisp, disc-shaped food or poppadoms from the Indian subcontinent, typically based on a seasoned dough, usually made from a variety of pulses mainly urad dhall. Appalams are typically served as an accompaniment to a meal or as an appetizer or a snack. They are rich in carbohydrates, protein, sodium, and potassium. These are either fried or roasted and then consumed.
Nutrient Content & Health Benefits
Being native to India, its cultivation is highly valued due to its high calorific value (237 Kcal / 100 gram dry weight) and numerous other benefits like
Urad dal or black gram originates from India and has been cultivated since ancient times.
In 13th century AD the great Hindu philosopher Shri Madhvacharya is believed to have introduced the dal as an offering in ceremonies in place of sacrificing animals.