Poppadums like the ones we sell on our market stall can be cooked in a microwave: just dip a piece of kitchen towel in some cooking oil and wipe over one side of the poppadum, then place on a microwaveable plate in the microwave and cook for 45 seconds (850 watt). Cooking time will vary from machine to machine. They are then low fat and almost as good as deep-fried.