Quick Papad Curry

19 May

Appadala Kura.

Papad / pappadam is used to make this quick and spicy curry. This is generally made when one is out of vegetables and dals. Papad is broken is pieces and cooked in tempered oil till soft. This papad curry is generally served with pulka or with steamed rice.
Makes: around 3 Servings Quick Papad Curry.


Black Pepper Papad 3
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Cumin Powder 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 8
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Break dried papad into small pieces.

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder and turmeric.
Immediately pour a cup of water, add few pinches of salt.
Bring the water to boil, stir in broken papad pieces.
Cook for around 5 minutes for papad to absorb all the juices and turn soft.
Serve quick papad curry with pulka or with steamed rice.
Notes: Make sure not to overcook the papad.

Suggestions: If papad is not cooked properly, put it back on heat. Add few splashes of water and cook covered till done.
Variations: You can also add chopped vegetables like potato to the tempering. Using various varieties of papad, if not using a spicy papad, make sure to spice up the curry with red chili powder.
Other Names: Quick Papad Curry, Miriyala Appadala Kura.

7 Responses to “Quick Papad Curry”

  1. Hari Chandana May 19, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    Nice recipe.. I too make this recipe. but koncham besan dilute chesi add chesthanu.. quick and delicious !!

  2. Hema May 20, 2010 at 3:46 am #

    WaHa!! Good Photography. Love the spicy part and color of the papad curry.

  3. Ravindra Kamath May 20, 2010 at 10:58 pm #


    the menu sound really good,I will give it a try

  4. Raji June 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    @Hari Chandana ya i heard of besan. thanks for sharing. sure a quick fix.
    @Hema thank you. its a perfect color huh.
    @Ravindra Kamath thank you. sure do try

  5. anuradha July 12, 2010 at 1:39 am #

    i m making it daily with other receipes,
    it has added a special place in our menu
    thanks for this easy curry

  6. Godson August 12, 2010 at 8:04 am #

    Very nice I realy like it

  7. bhakti thakkar May 29, 2011 at 3:45 am #

    turned out very tastey

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