4.5 from 4 votes
Appalam Kootu/ Papad dal curry
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
22 mins

This Appalam Kootu / papad dal curry is exemplary easy to make, Seriously a Flavor bomb. Crispy fried papad totally drenched in delicious lentil gravy makes this wonderfully delicious and whole lot of YUM!

Course: Veg- gravy
Cuisine: Indian, south Indian
Keyword: appalam kootu, papad dal curry, papad recipe
Servings: 3
Calories: 297 kcal
Author: Nithya Ravikumar
  • 15 Pappad
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 Onions
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Channa dal pressure cooked
  • 2 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 5 pieces Coconut
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
Prep work:
  1. Grind the coconut+fennel seeds into a fine paste.
  2. Pressure cook the channa dal and keep aside.
To make Papad Dal Curry
  1. Heat up the oil in the pan, add fennel seeds and curry leaves.
  2. Add the onions and cook tip the onions turns translucent.
  3. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 mins.
  4. Add in the chilli powder, turmeric powder and sauté until the raw smell disappears.
  5. Add in the grinded coconut paste, channa dal, water and cook for 5 mins then switch off the stove.
  6. Fry the pappad.
  7. Mix the pappad to the gravy and let it rest for 10 mins.
  8. Sprinkle some coriander leaves.
  9. Serve Hot with rice, Chapati, idly or dosa.
Recipe Notes

Can I add coconut milk for this recipe?

Yes, you can add thick 1/2cup of coconut milk for this recipe and add 1 tbs of fennel powder.

How do you serve appalam kootu?

This Appalam kootu can be served with garlic curry or any tamarind based gravy.

Nutrition Facts
Appalam Kootu/ Papad dal curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 815mg35%
Potassium 433mg12%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 18g75%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1585IU32%
Vitamin C 35.6mg43%
Calcium 158mg16%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.