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Jul 10, 2013

Appala Kootu / Kadala Paruppu Kootu With Potato & Papad ~ A Virtual B'day Treat for Vardhini !

Today is My dear friend Vardhini's Birthday whom i know for more than two years. So caring and lovable friend, am so blessed to have her as my friend. Some of our characters & attitude are similar and its also one of the reason for our strong friendship. I love & admire her work she put for her space, CooksJoy. She is one of my inspiration and am a big fan of her Props, Pictures. In Cooksjoy you could find all sorts of vegetarian recipes from around the world. I have tried few recipes from her space and liked it a lot. Today am happy that i again get a chance to cook a Vegan recipe from her space to Celebrate her Birthday virtually with some of our friends.
On Your Special Day, I wish For U...

May all your Dreams & Wishes Come True..

Have a Very Happy Birthday !!!

While searching on her blog for a Vegan recipe, i got so many choices but this Appala Kootu got my attention more, which is really new n interesting to me. Have heard this from my neighbor aunts but never tried or tasted it. And on the recipe also she mentioned that this recipe is her favorite, so immediately without any second thought i decided to give it a try. Appala Kootu tasted so good and unique taste with potatoes, Thanks a ton Vardhini for this wonderful recipe, we loved it. Now off to the recipe...

  1. Channa Dal/Bengal gram dal/Kadala Paruppu     1/2 cup
  2. Onion    1 medium (chopped)
  3. Tomato  2 no.s(chopped)
  4. Potato   1 or 2 small potatoes (skin peeled)
  5. Chilli powder    1 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
  7. Salt      to taste
  8. Appalam/Papads  4 or 5 no.s deep fried or microwave papads (use urad dal papad/ulunthu appalam)
To Temper
  1. Oil    1-2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds   1/4 tsp
  4. Hing   1/4 tsp
  5. Dried Red chilli    2 no.s (broken)
  6. Curry leaves     1 sprig
  • Wash n peel skin from potato n chop, chop onion, tomato and keep ready.
  • Now in a sauce pan, add channa dal, turmeric powder, chopped potato & 3 cups of water and cook in medium heat with lid closed until the dal get half cooked.
  • After that add chopped onion, tomato, chilli powder, enough salt and cook till everything get cooked, soft and mushy.
  • When it gets cooked using a spatula gently smash the potato with dal and if u feel its too thick then add 1/4 cup water and cook well.
  • Once the kootu, veggies cooked soft n mushy remove it from the stove.
  • Now heat oil in a pan, when its get heated add the tempering ingredients one by one and wait till splutter then add it to the kootu.
  • Lastly add the fried papad/appalam mix gently.
  • That's it...Yummy Appala Kootu ready. Serve Hot with plain rice & pickle.


  1. Awesome recipe paaps, your clicks make it so very tempting that I might end up trying it someday soon. :) really love your clicks

  2. Delicious and inviting kootu.. Nice presentation, Sangee..

  3. Awesome clicks.. And a yummy appala kootu.. Looks damn inviting :)

  4. thats an delicious kootu my favourite too :) lovely presentation and yummy kootu recipe :)

  5. Thank you Sangee :). All of you have picked my favorite recipes and this kootu is one that I look forward to always. So easy and tasty.

  6. Who can say no to this appala kootu...... good pics.

  7. Happy B'day vardhini. Kootu looks so delicious and tempting.

  8. I wanted to try for long time ! tempting clicks!

  9. yummy and delicious akka want to try soon

  10. Seriously that bowl of appala kootu is just inviting me to have some with some spicy pickle..Beautifully presented.

  11. Very very delicious n inviting... super clicks...

  12. Wow super kootu paaps... love to try it soon... Both appalam n dal s my fav...

  13. kootu looks inviting...lovey presentatiion

  14. Very delicious, should taste great with some vatha kuzhambu..

  15. Such a long time since I had this kootu. Looks amazingly delicious.


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