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...
- Pappad - 6
- Onion chopped - 2
- Red chilly powder - 1/2 - 3/4 Tsp
- Green chilly - 2
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 Tsp
- Grated coconut - 2 Tbsp
- Mustard Seeds - 1/4 Tsp
- Dry red chilly - 2
- Curry Leaves - 1 Sprig
- Garlic - 2 flakes
- 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.
Linking this to Lets cook for Fathers day, WTML June 2014 hosted By The Big Sweet Tooth event by Gayathri