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Appalam kootu

Preparation time: 30 mins
No. of Servings: 3-4
Spice level: 2.5 out of 5


  • Gram dhal(kadalai paruppu) :1/2 cup
  • Appalam : 5 to 7(or Appalam poo)
  • Potato :1(medium size)
  • Green Chillies : 4 nos(according to your spice level)
  • Ginger : 1 inch(finely chopped)
  • Garlic :3 nos
  • Onion :1(Medium)sliced
  • Tomato :1(sliced)
  • Turmeric powder :1tsp
  • Coconut:1/4 cup shredded(optional)
  • Salt totaste

For Seasoning

  • Mustard seeds:1tsp
  • Red chillies :1 no
  • cumin seeds:1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds:1tsp
  • Curry leaves :few springs

Method of Preparation

  1. Soak the gram dal for 20 mins.
  2. After that pressure cook the dal with turmeric powder, half onion,half tomato,Green chillies,ginger, garlic and a little oil.
  3. Cook for 3 whistle .
  4. Fry the Appalams and allow it to cool.
  5. Boil the potato ,peel the skin and mash it well.
  6. Take a pan , heat oil and add the seasonings after it splutter add the remaining onion ,tomato and salt ,fry for few minutes.
  7. Now add the pressure cooked dal mixture into it and the mashed potato boil for few minutes .
  8. Break the Appalam into pieces (medium size) and add it in to the above mixture.
  9. Now sprinkle the shredded coconut, mix it . cook for a minute and remove it from the heat.

Serve with rice …


Try to use Appala poo instead of Regular Appalam .It will give good taste.

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  1. Hey, Its really a nice recipe – I am going to ppost it in our website hope you dont mind

    • Hey dageesh,
      Thanks for stopping by at ST….. feel free to link to my recipe.You can use my recipe as long as you provide a link back to this recipe page. I will appreciate that.

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