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To think popadoms are healthy

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feellikeahugefailure Tue 16-Feb-16 19:17:24

I've just eaten 100g of them, they are made mainly of garam flour, with a tiny amount of veg oil, salt and cumin. Grilled so not fried. That's given me 20g of protein for 300 cals and was filling.

Healthy right?

scribblegirl Tue 16-Feb-16 19:18:49

They're not the healthiest way to spunk 300 cals, but better than most of the similar alternatives (or crisps grin)

PacificDogwod Tue 16-Feb-16 19:19:21

How v boring grin
May be good on protein (I don't know), but surely v lacking in vitamins and minerals?
100g also seems rather a lot - why did you eat so much of one thing??

scribblegirl Tue 16-Feb-16 19:19:30

Just to add, the healthiest way to use 300 cals would probably be a small piece of steamed fish and asparagus. But sod that wink

FindoGask Tue 16-Feb-16 19:22:00

I don't think of any single food as being 'healthy'. It's the overall balance of your diet that is healthy or otherwise. Boring, but there you go. Popadoms are lovely though, and I can eat any amount of them.

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Tue 16-Feb-16 19:34:22

Yes but what did you have with them..... Or plan on having next?

Nowthereistwo Tue 16-Feb-16 19:36:36

You can also microwave them

bornwithaplasticspoon Tue 16-Feb-16 19:37:03

I love popadoms with mango chutney how many is 100 grams? We have 2 each when I make a curry.

Stylingwax Tue 16-Feb-16 19:40:00

Now I want pupadoms. Sending DP to shop.

CharleyDavidson Tue 16-Feb-16 19:40:24

How do you know they are grilled, not fried? The only ones I've come across are fried ones. If there are heathier ones out there, then great. Point me in their direction.

toffeeboffin Tue 16-Feb-16 19:52:18

Poppadums, mango chutney and chutneys.

Onion bhajis.

Chicken dupiazi, pilau rice, garlic naan bread.


NeedsAsockamnesty Tue 16-Feb-16 19:53:31

How do you grill them without setting fire to them?

DoJo Tue 16-Feb-16 20:51:02

Surely they are fried before you grill them? All the ones I've ever seen are (although if you made them yourself then that would probably have burned a few calories to knock off your total!).

RubyChewsDay Tue 16-Feb-16 20:53:01

Brush with oil, microwave for 30 seconds. Bloody lovely.

acasualobserver Tue 16-Feb-16 21:14:26

You can microwave them without any oil too - still delicious. Tip: break then in half first and place on a piece of kitchen paper. 40-50 seconds seems about right.

originalmavis Tue 16-Feb-16 21:18:45

There's a restaurant near us where you can see the golden lovelies sitting in a dish rack in the kitchen (back door generally open). Mmmmmmmm. I love the lurid green yoghurt and god-knows-what bubblegum pink sauce they serve with them.

A tad over 300 cals I suspect.

AliceScarlett Tue 16-Feb-16 21:34:02

Argh, I'm going to assume you're being sarcastic.

OhYouLuckyDuck Tue 16-Feb-16 21:56:19

100g?! That must be about 10 of the things!

feellikeahugefailure Wed 17-Feb-16 11:24:13

It was 8 of them, delicious but did need some herbal tea afterwards!

They take about 15 seconds each under the grill.

specialsubject Wed 17-Feb-16 11:27:51

no food is healthy or unhealthy per se. (coca cola, cereal bars, diet 'foods' are crap, not food)

surprised that you find poppadums filling though, I just find them to be giant crisps.

bon appetit.

GrandadGrumps Wed 17-Feb-16 11:47:12

Are you talking about the small dried ones that you fry yourself or the pre-cooked ones that come in the plastic packs?

feellikeahugefailure Wed 17-Feb-16 11:49:24

Yes the dried ones. Pre-recorded you might as well be eating crisps.

I'm trying to loose a bit of weight (only 3-4kg) and after a long gym session dinner didn't fill me so fancied something crispy to snack on that is nutrient void.

RosaDiazepam Wed 17-Feb-16 11:51:25

Are they the uncooked ones you're doing under the grill? I've never tried those thinking you need a vat of oil to cook them in

GrandadGrumps Wed 17-Feb-16 11:51:42

You can grill the dried ones? Do they expand like when you fry them or are they still dense and flat?

RosaDiazepam Wed 17-Feb-16 11:52:58

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