Monday, June 9, 2014

Pappada Thoran - Kerala Style

I think the dish, Pappada Thoran is not a usual vegetarian side dish everybody would prepare. This makes me nostalgic and reminds me of my vallyamma(mother's mother), though she was not a great cook , but whatever few dishes she makes was phenomenal...I miss her badly..and this is her recipe which i am sharing here today. This dish has a unique taste of its own.Mostly we eat pappad as pappad itself, but this dish has a blend of spices and coconut with deep fried pappadam's in it.It is after a long time i am making this.. Just made a little as i was not sure whether my kids would like, but the dish just vanished, before each one could ask for a second time. So over to the recipe... 

  1. Pappad - 6
  2. Onion chopped - 2
  3. Red chilly powder - 1/2 - 3/4 Tsp
  4. Green chilly - 2
  5. Turmeric powder - 1/4 Tsp
  6. Grated coconut - 2 Tbsp
  7. Mustard Seeds - 1/4 Tsp
  8. Dry red chilly - 2
  9. Curry Leaves - 1 Sprig
  10. Garlic - 2 flakes
  11. Coconut Oil - 2 Tbsp and also for frying

  • Heat oil in a kadai, and crackle mustard seeds, add dry red chilly and curry leaves.
  • In a bowl mix with your hand onion chopped, green chilly, grated coconut, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and salt.
  • Now add this and cook until onions turn pink and soft(No need to brown).
  • Finally add crushed garlic.Mix well.
  • While serving make pappad's and mix.
  • I have used appalam here, as i couldn't get Kerala pappadam.
  • I made the pappad's in oven, but it will be much tastier if you fry it in oil.
  • Add pappad's only while serving, as they may become soggy if you mix earlier.
  • If you would like to make it spicier you can add a pinch of pepper powder.

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Linking this to Lets cook for Fathers dayWTML June 2014 hosted By The Big Sweet Tooth event by Gayathri


  1. Wow this seems interesting and innovative. And of course can imagine the crunchy n spicy taste. Yummm..

  2. i never used coconut. will try this version soon

  3. an interesting way to serve fried papad... lovely recipe.

  4. We gujjus also make papad gathia nu shak. This is nice.

  5. love the crunchy bites in thoran,yummy delightful one !!!

  6. This is new to me, looks interesting!

  7. this is something my colleague used to make and bring... reminded me of him... got to try this, the kids will love it...

  8. Looks so crunchy nd spicy. loved it.. :)

  9. my grandmother also makes this. nice yummy thoran..

  10. Very innovative and tempting papad dish!

  11. I have never had this...but looks so good...will try it

  12. Now this is innovative!! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog in spite of me not being regular at blogging.It means a lot to me.
    My daughter and I love pappada thoran it is hard for us to stop even after second helping.

  14. distinct recipe. crunchy and yummy thoran

  15. Very diiferent recipe, will try this soon :)

  16. Tempting Pappadam thoran....nanayittundu :-)

  17. yummy thoran with pappadam..nice recipe..

  18. I never tasted papad curry and also heard about through blogs. Curry looks flavorful

  19. pappada thoran adipoli love it.

  20. An interesting way to serve a papad stir fried dish......delicious!

  21. very interesting recipe ...i should try it for sure

  22. yummy recipe... Loved your blog and sharing the secrets. visit my blog... would be happy for it

  23. Wow this is so interesting and innovative...looks yummy

  24. thank u so much for all the sweet comments. i need this support all the time

  25. I love papada thoran a lot with onions and spices this looks super tempting :) delicious recipe dear !!


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