Happla Kismuri (Spicy Red Papad Mix)

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In my childhood we were preparing different varieties of papads at home since it was not at all available in the markets. Now-a-days we get almost all varieties of papads in the supermarkets. This spicy papad is made of Blackgram dal, Chili powder, asafoetida, soda and salt. Long time since I have prepared these at home. I bought these papads and prepared the favorite kosambari today. We call it “Happla kismuri” in Konkani. Again it is a monsoon delight. It tastes great when dry roasted. The reason being the pleasant combined aroma of dal and asafoetida is felt far and wide and more so with a drop of coconut oil.

What you need to have:

1. Red spicy papads – 6-8

2. Onion(medium) – 1

3. Fresh grated coconut – 2-3 Tablespoons

4. Chopped coriander leaves – 2 Tablespoons

5. Lemon juice – 1 Teaspoon

6. Salt – To taste

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Ingredients of Red Papad Kosambari

What you do with what you have:

1. Dry roast Red papads on the gas as shown in the image below.

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Red papad being roasted

3. Dry roast all papads needed for the kosambari one after the other and it is as shown in the image below. When hot apply a drop of coconut oil to the wholle papad.(it spreads to the whole papad since hot)

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Dry roasted Spicy papads

4. Wash, peal and chop onion, coriander leaves fine, grate coconut and also powder roasted papads into pieces and set it aside.

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Ingredients of Papad kosambari

5. Just before serving mix chopped onion, salt, grated coconut and squeeze lemon juice to it and mix it properly with your hands. Finally add powdered papad from step 4 to it. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves to it and serve with dal and rice or even curd rice. Oh yeah my mouth is watering even as I am putting up the recipe !

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Ready to serve Happla Kismuri

Number of servings: 2 people

How long it takes: 20 minutes

Good to know:

1. We can also prepare this kosambari with deep fried papads. Now-a-days people do the same thing due to the shortage of time. Actually prefered is dry roasted papads only for this dish.

2. Lemon juice is added for extra flavour.

3. Since I have sprinkled coconut oil to the roasted papads i have not added oil at the end.

4. Green chilly is optional though some people who need the dish to be spicy it is preferable to chop and and add green chillies. It is the hot favorite of the G.S.B homes !


9 thoughts on “Happla Kismuri (Spicy Red Papad Mix)

    suparna said:
    August 3, 2009 at 5:12 am

    Hello Pacchi,
    Yummmy it’s a great side dish at my place 🙂 love it, nice pics and presentation.

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 3, 2009 at 5:14 am

      Hi Suparna,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments. Its also a hot favorite in my family as you say!!!!!

    Supriya said:
    August 4, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Pratibha,

    Happla Kishmuri looks delicious 🙂

    prathibalrao responded:
    August 5, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Hi Supriya,

    Has to be as you said since being the favorite of one and all need not be a G.S.B.!!!!!!!!!!

    Pradeep Nadkarni said:
    October 28, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Where would I get SPICY papads?

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 29, 2009 at 7:49 am

      Hi Pradeep Nadkarni,

      If you are stying in india no probs at all. If in U.S.(east coast) , then you get in indian stores.

        javed said:
        February 7, 2012 at 4:20 am

        hi, what if i’m in the UK and i want taste of india where in india can i order these from?

        prathibalrao responded:
        February 8, 2012 at 8:08 am

        Hi Javed,

        This simple but yummy dish can not be as tasty as your mom could prepare i think.

        javed said:
        February 8, 2012 at 6:26 pm


        sorry i should have been more accurate,,,,,, i wanted to know where in India i can order the Red spicy papad’s from,,,,,,lol yes the dish looks yummy too 🙂

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