Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happala Kismuri

Kismuri also known as Koshimbir/Kosumbari is often a part of Konkani cuisine. We make kismuri with a Bittergourd (Karathe Kismuri), Carrot, Surnu (Yam) etc. One among such quick fix kismuri is made from Happolu. Happolu is  Red coloured Chilli Papad. In earlier days during summer, ladies used to make Papad's from Wheat, Urad Dal, Red chilli and Urad Dal and different types of sandige. This was basically done so that they could preserve this for rainy season when it was difficult to get vegetables easily. We do not make these at home and usually buy from stores. Traditionally happolu is fried on charcoal stove and coconut oil is smeared over it. 
Anyways, This kismuri is one of our fav's. It is very simple to make and goes well as a side dish with simple pej (Rice Porridge/Konji) or White rice with some dal.
What's needed:
5-6 Red Happolu deep fried
3/4 cup grated Coconut
1 small Onion chopped fine
Salt to taste
Procedure:
Mix salt + Grated coconut + Onion pieces well. Crush Happolu and add it to the mixture. Serve immediately as the happolu turns soft and soggy after a while.

19 comments:

anudivya said...

Never heard of this Uj, looks like a quick and easy snack for parties.

sowmya said...

something new..looks good

Divya Kudua said...

Hmm..my hubby's favorite..he gorges on this when I make Kanji..nice pic too!!

lankythoughts said...

We roast the chilli happolu instead of frying, and apply a little oil to it. We also crush it very vell. Each piece is about half the size of pumpkin seeds.

lankythoughts said...

we sometimes also add jeera.b

konchady said...

We add green chilly along with coconut.
-SABITHA

srikars kitchen said...

Never heard of this . looks yummy.. thxs for sahring..

Priya said...

Never heard about this..looks awesome..crispy pappads with coconut n onion cant resist...

LG said...

Happala Kosambari is very new to me, but I bet it would have tasted delicious!

Bharathy said...

First time in your 'Lab' and I should say you have a wonderful collection of homely recipes :)..Love your place :)

Sagari said...

very new recipe uj

Curry Leaf said...

I like this,but prefer surnu anytime.Looks lovely

Red Chillies said...

My mother used to make this often. We did this using Lijjat pappad, coconut, onion, chilli powder and little jaggery. Thanks so much for reminding me this Uj.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Something new to me. Looks yummy.

Uj said...

Thank you all.

Sabithakka,
Will try adding green Chilli next time.

Vinayakanna,
Thanks. Will try it that way next time around

RC,
Thanks have some Lijjat Papad.. Will try this. Thanks dear

Aparna said...

I have seen and eaten this here in Goa.
I thought it was pretty nice as a side with rice too.

ode2food said...

Ujwal, What a delight to go through you blog!

I have never heard of this dish before, so this recipe is a real eye opener for me. WIll surely try making this.

Namratha said...

The first I've seen of its kind, very interesting! You have a nice blog here :)

Madhu said...

Hi UJ,
First time here, You have very interesting konkani recipe.
I instantly fell in love with this dish, never seen thei before..
Very tempting and easy recipe.