This post is dedicated to her and all other mothers who selflessly love their children.
For more Kerala thoran recipes, check out cheera thoran (spinach), breadfruit thoran, black eyed beans thoran.
Pappadam / Papadom Thoran
10 pappadam, cut into squares (use clean kitchen scissors)
3 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal / uzhunnu parippu / ulutham paruppu
1/2 tsp jeera
2 cloves garlic
1/2″ piece ginger
1/2 red chilli powder
2 green chillies (adjust to taste)
4 tbsp grated coconut
A few curry leaves
Salt, only if needed
How to Prepare:
1. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the pappadam pieces. Drain and set aside on a kitchen towel.
2. If there’s too much oil left, remove some. About 1-2 tsp oil is enough for the rest of the preparation. Add mustard seeds and urad dal to the hot oil. When the mustard seeds pop, add the jeera and the ginger and garlic (crushed together in a pestle and mortar or in a small mixie jar).
3. When the ginger-garlic paste is fried (about 2 mins), add the curry leaves, chilli powder, and the green chillies along with the coconut. Mix well and add the pappadam pieces.
4. Mix again for about a minute, test for salt and add only if needed. The pappadams should be salty enough.
Serve hot and fresh with rice and moru kaachiyathu / curry of choice. If you keep it longer, the papads get soft, but not soggy. Still tasty but I highly recommend that you eat it when still hot and crisp.
hi.. goin thru most of ur recipes..
i saw tht u use coconut for a lot of ur recipes.. esp dry sabzis or thorans as u call it..
i hav never bought coconut frm here in us.. do u use frozen coconut ? or do u get fresh ones ?
and is it okay if i skip coconut in sum recipes all together.. does it make so much of a diff in taste or texture ? plz let me kno 🙂
thnku so much in advance..
and i must add.. i love love lovee all ur recipes.. and goshh im goin crazy with ur other websites too.. ur amazin 🙂
Dear anon 🙂
I am in Singapore currently and I get chilled coconut which I buy and freeze for use over 1-2 weeks. Thorans are basically vegetables stir fried in coconut so coconut is a very important ingredient there. You will have to use it for the recipe to work and taste authentic. Having said that, do feel free to experiment, you may end up with something different, yet tasty.
I am from Kerala, a small coastal state in the South of India and we use a lot of coconut in our food 🙂
I never knew about a thoran from pappadum until one of my friends made when we went over to lunch. 🙂
Of course, we enjoyed it tremendously. 🙂
I agree about moms, they are indeed selflessly love their kids. Miss mu mom too. This is simething mom made too when we had emergency guest at home together with egg curry but then without the dals.
Hope your moms kee is healing .
This recipe looks delicious! The picture is very beautiful and tempting!
very unique recipe and easy to try! hope my kiddo will love it bcoz he is a great fan of pappads!