Tuesday, October 22, 2013



Today's recipe features a snack made of sweet corn, onion and chillies, served in a cone made of chilli pappad.

As you know, "Pappad" is what this accompaniment to a meal is better known in North India though we in South India call it "Pappadam". What I used was really what we call "Mirsange Happolu" in Konkani. This translates to a "Appalam" made of chillies. This chilli pappad is made of urad dal and red chillies.

This recipe which I tried out as an experiment was much appreciated by those who tasted the final product. It made for an attractive and tasty snack where you get the sweet taste of the corn along with the chilli taste of the pappad. This would be a nice cocktail snack as well.

In case you don't get Mirsange Happolu, this can as easily be done with the ordinary Pappad.

  • Mirsange Happolu (Red Chilli Pappad), 4-5
  • Frozen Sweet Corn, 1/2 cup
  • Green Chilli, chopped fine, 1
  • Small Onion, chopped fine, 1
  • Salt, to taste
  • Chaat Masala, 1/4 tsp
  • Oil, 1 tsp, for sauteing 
  • Fresh Coriander leaves, chopped, to garnish
Take 4-5 chilli pappads and wet them uniformly by applying water, without soaking them.
Make a diagonal cut on each of the pappads and fold them in the form of cones.

 Microwave each in a cup such that the cone assumes the shape of the cup.

For the filling:
Chop the onion and green chilli fine
With a little oil, saute the onion with chopped green chilli and add the frozen corn, salt and chaat masala.
Add this filling to each of the pappad cones
Garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves.

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