ONAM SPECIAL 2012
APPALAM THAIR PACHCHADI
A lot of time, a lot of patience and a little bit of innovative mind are the accessories required to prepare an elaborate festive meal. While sweets, chips and pickles are usually prepared beforehand to save time, side dishes like appalams, fruit salads and pachchadis are reserved as the last minute items to be prepared. Appalam Thair Pachchadi is one such last minute side dish usually prepared in a hurry. The innovative cook grabs a few fried appalams. Crushes them, and mixes them with curds and a portion of the unused coconut paste prepared for the Koottucurry. There! An instant and delicious Appalam Thair Pachchadi is ready, as the banana leaves are being spread out for the feast!
Here is a recipe for a delicious Appalam Thair Pachchadi with a simple makeover using a few extra ingredients.
Fried Appalams - 2
Thick Curds - 1 cup
Finely chopped tomato - 1
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Coconut gratings - 2 tbsps
Green chillies - 1
Fresh ginger - 1" piece
Fresh coriander leaves ( chopped )- 2 tbsps
Coconut oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 pinch
1. Wash and chop tomato finely.
2. Grind coconut gratings, green chilly, salt, fresh ginger and fresh coriander leaves into a smooth paste.
5. Crush the fried appalams and mix into the pachchadi just before serving.