Squid Pappadam (Koonthal/Kanava Pappadam)

Ingredients for Squid Pappadam (Koonthal/Kanava Pappadam):

1. Squid cut into small pieces – 2 cups

2. Oil – 2 big spoons

3. Onions – 1 big, chopped

4. Ginger-garlic paste – 1 small spoon

5. Turmeric powder – ¼ small spoon

    Chilli powder – 1/2 small spoon

    Pepper powder – 1/2 small spoon

6. Salt – For taste

7. Coconut scrapped – ¾ cup

8. Curry leaves chopped fine – A little

9. Pappadam (Pappad) – 12, big

10. Oil – For frying

How to prepare Squid Pappadam (Koonthal/Kanava Pappadam)?

1. Heat 2 big spoons of oil in a pan and sauté onions.

2. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté till its odour changes to pleasant aroma.

3. Add ingredients no: 5, followed by squids.

4. Add salt and cook squids with lid closed.

5. When squids are well cooked, add coconut, followed by chopped curry leaves.

6. Cook till water content is fully absorbed and squids turn dry.

7. Allow this squid gravy to cool.

8. Dip each pappad in cold water.

9. Place a little squid filling at the centre of the pappad, and roll it similar to meat roll.

10. Then fold both the sides inwards.

11. Heat oil and deep fry each stuffed pappad till golden brown.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine August 15-31, 2016

Read a few more interesting pappad/pappadam recipes here. Here is the page link. Click on the images in the gallery to read. 

(Visited 250 times, 1 visits today)


A freelance writer and blogger by profession since October 2011, interested in writing over a wide range of topics. Hope you enjoy my writings. I belong to one of the beautiful places of the world, Kerala, nicknamed as 'God's own country'.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *