Pappadam Chammanthi


3 pappadams
1/2 cup grated coconut
3 shallots
3-4 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 inch piece ginger
small gooseberry sized tamarind
salt to taste


  1. Cut each pappadam into small pieces and fry them in hot oil and keep it aside.
  2. In a blender, add grated coconut, shallots, dry red chillies, curry leaves, ginger, tamarind and salt and grind together to a coarse mixture.
  3. Add the crushed pappadams into this and grind once more.
  4. Then combine everything well and roll to a ball. Serve with rice or kanji…

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