Papad Khar (Sodium Bicarbonate)
Papad khar, also known as sodium bicarbonate or baking soda, is a white crystalline powder that is commonly used in Indian cooking to make papads, a type of thin and crispy Indian flatbread made from lentil flour or rice flour. Papad khar is used as a leavening agent, which helps the papad dough to rise and become light and crispy when cooked.
In addition to its use in making papads, papad khar is also used as a natural cleaning agent and deodorizer. It can be used to clean and brighten surfaces, remove stains and odours, and even whiten teeth.