Pappadam Mezhukkupuratti | Stir Fried Pappadoms


Pappadam mezhukkupuratti is a simple side dish recipe where the pappadams are deep fried in oil and stir fried with crushed dry red chilly and grated coconut. The dish is also fondly termed ‘appalam’. It tastes real good and you can serve it as as a side dish with rice. When you discover that your curries are not enough, Pappadam Mezhukkupuratti comes to your rescue. Your family can relish and enjoy rice. Just a bowl of curd is enough. These are innovative and useful recipes that you should keep to yourself. But let me confide something, this is a favorite dish of mine which my taste buds yearn for. Even though there are dishes, once in a while I prepare this. Especially my kids! the fussy lot, love the stir fry in their tiffin boxes. Otherwise they won’t settle for anything and I keep breaking my head thinking what to pack for tiffin. Even for those consuming rice gruel or kanji, Pappadam Mezhukkupuratti makes a great accompaniment.

What is pappadam? Pappadam is a thin, crisp and disc shaped Indian food prepared from a seasoned dough of black gram(Urad flour), that is fried on high heat. Pappadoms are generally served as a side dish or as a snack. Now, Stir Fried Pappadoms is a variation from the usual fried ones. The best thing is that this is one of the easiest and most simple dish that we can prepare with the barest minimum of ingredients. Working moms and bachelors find the dish quite useful. You can save your precious time. Keep some grated coconut in store and you are on the go. Let us see how to make it. Try Stir Fried Pappadoms recipe and let me know your comments. You can discover a well detailed recipe here with illustrations.

Pappadam Mezhukkupuratti

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 People


  • 10 nos. Pappadam
  • 7 nos. Shallots
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 3 tbsp Grated coconut


  • Cut the pappadam into small pieces like shown in the figure.
  • Fry the pappadam pieces in oil and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Then add thinly sliced shallots and saute till it becomes light brown in colour.
  • Now add chilly flakes and saute for 2 minutes in low flame.
  • Then add grated coconut and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the fried pappadam in it and mix well. Lower the flame and cook it for 5 minutes and remove from fire.
  • Tasty Pappadam Mezhukkupuratti is ready. Serve it as a side dish with rice.


You can visit this link Pappad Roast
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