Puppodum, a wafer-thin bread, is popular throughout India. Look for puppodums with the Indian foods in your supermarket. To add smoky flavor, add 1/2 teaspoon toasted cumin, lightly crushed, to the garlic spread.
2 large whole garlic heads
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 finely chopped seeded serrano chiles
8 Indian puppodums (such as Sharwood's)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Remove white papery skin from garlic heads (do not peel or separate the cloves). Wrap each head separately in foil. Bake at 400° for 45 minutes; cool 10 minutes. Separate cloves; squeeze to extract garlic pulp. Discard skins.
Combine the garlic, cilantro, tomato paste, oil, and chiles.
Microwave 1 puppodum at a time at HIGH 40 to 50 seconds or until edges curl and entire puppodum is cream colored, turning as necessary to avoid uncooked spots. Spread 1 tablespoon garlic spread over each puppodum.