Poppadom (Popodom, popadum, popodum, poppudom, popadom,…)
The food of many spellings is a large round crisp made of rice or pease-meal, baked in hot oil.
Perhaps the most versatile thing on the curry menu, the poppodom (or however you spell it) can be served as an appetiser with many different things including: mango chutney, onion salad and lime pickle. It can also be served as a side to the main meal or even crumbled onto the curry. In some places in India, poppodoms are served at the end of a meal.