A very simple thoran recipe from Kerala. A curry made with crispy pappadam tastes yummy.

Pappadathoran | Pachakam


A very simple thoran recipe from Kerala. A curry made with crispy pappadam tastes yummy.

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By Sobha Kesavan

Published On: 05 Jan 2015

Rating: 4
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15 Minutes
Served : 4
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  • Fried Pappadam (or Appalam also can be used) - 5 Nos.
    Chopped Onion - 1 cup
    Grated Coconut - ½ cup
    Chopped Ginger - 1 tspn
    Salt - As required
    Red Chilli Powder - 1 – 2 tspns
    Mustard Seeds - 1 tspn
    Coconut/Refined Oil - 3 – 4 tspns
    Curry Leaves - 5 – 6 Nos.

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1 Pappadathoran Recipe

Step 1

Break the Pappadam into small pieces as shown in the picture

Step 2 Pappadathoran Recipe

Step 2

Heat Oil in a frying pan

Step 3 Pappadathoran Recipe

Step 3

Add some Mustard seeds in the hot oil and let it to sputter

Step 4 Pappadathoran Recipe

Step 4

Then add the chopped Onion and Curry leaves

Step 5 Pappadathoran Recipe

Step 5

Add chopped Ginger pieces also

Step 6 Pappadathoran Recipe

Step 6

Add grated Coconut and Red Chilli Powder along with Salt

Step 7 Pappadathoran Recipe

Step 7

Stir the mix continuously for some time

Step 8 Pappadathoran Recipe

Step 8

When the colour of the mix turns into golden, add the Pappadam pieces

Step 9 Pappadathoran Recipe

Step 9

Stir this mix for further 2-3 minutes and then put off the stove and take the frying pan out of the stove.

Step 10 Pappadathoran Recipe

Step 10

Pappadathoran is ready and it can be served as a tasty side dish for lunch/dinner

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