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Ingredients

0.25 cup Moong Dal 1 cup = 250 ml
2 Potato
0.25 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 Onion 1 Big size
2 Green Chilli
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
Few Coriander Leaves
For Grinding
0.25 cup Grated Coconut 1/4 cup (1 cup = 250 ml)
2 Garlic 2 cloves
1 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds
2 Teaspoon Poppy Seeds
For Tempering
1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
1" Cinnamon (Pattai) 1" stick
1 Bay Leaf
2 Teaspoon Oil

Nutritional information

0.25 cup
Serving
150
Calories
7g
Fat
21g
Carbs
3g
Protein
3g
Sugar

Kumbakonam Kadappa / Kadapa

Tanjore Special yummy Accompaniment for Idli / dosa

Onions and Potatoes cooked with fennel and garlic flavored coconut gravy is a perfect accompaniment for hot Idli

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Kumbakonam Kadappa / Kadapa is a special stew made with moong dal, potatoes and whole spices. Kadappa otherwise called as Kumbakonam Kadappa is a very scrumptious side dish for Idli or Dosa. This is one of the popular dishes in Tanjore district.Most of us conventionally make Sambar and chutney varieties for idli / dosa. Every restaurant in kumbakonam and other areas of Tanjore district serves this yummy dish for the breakfast. Very simple to make and a best combination for Idli and Dosa.Unlike Sambar Kumbakonam Kadappa / Kadapa have strong masala flavor as we are using key masala ingredients like Fennel Seeds, Bay Leaves, Cinnamon. This goes very well hot Idli and Dosa and even with Poori/Chapati.

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Kumbakonam Kadappa / Kadapa is a special stew made with moong dal, potatoes and whole spices. Kadappa otherwise called as Kumbakonam Kadappa is a very scrumptious side dish for Idli or Dosa.

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Kumbakonam Kadappa / Kadapa is a special stew made with moong dal, potatoes and whole spices. Kadappa otherwise called as Kumbakonam Kadappa is a very scrumptious side dish for Idli or Dosa.

How to make Kumbakonam Kadappa

  1. Wash the moong dal and add water and pinch of turmeric and pressure cook it. Also pressure cook the potatoes along with the dal and allow for 3-4 whistles. Mash the cooked dal and also mash the potatoes and keep it ready
  2. Soak the poppy seeds in hot water for 10 minutes. Finely slice the onions and chop the green chillies. Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaf and cinnamon stick and also add mustard seeds
  3. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add green chillies, curry leaves and fry for 10 seconds. Then add the sliced onions along with a pinch of salt and saute them till the onions turn transparent
  4. Meanwhile, take the grated coconut, fennel seeds, soaked poppy seeds along with garlic cloves in mixer and grind it to a nice paste
  5. When the onions are transparent, then add 2 cups of water and add necessary salt for the dish. Then add mashed dal with mashed potatoes and mix well and allow the mixture to boil for 5 minutes in medium flame
  6. Finally add the ground paste to the boiling kadapa mixture and again keep the flame in low for 5 more minutes and then remove from flame. Finally add lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves and mix well
  7. The yummy Kumbakonam Kadappa is ready to serve with Idli / Dosa
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Steps

1
Done
20 mins

Pressure cook the Dal & Potatoes

Wash the moong dal, add water and pinch of turmeric. Also add the Potatoes in the pressure . Pressure cook the potatoes along with the dal and allow for 3-4 whistles. Mash the the cooked dal and the potatoes and keep it ready

2
Done
5 mins

Start with the Tempering

Soak the poppy seeds in hot water for 10 minutes. Finely slice the onions and chop the green chilies. Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaf and cinnamon stick and also add mustard seeds

3
Done
5 mins

Fry the Onions

When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add green chilies, curry leaves and fry for 10 seconds. Then add the sliced onions along with a pinch of salt and saute them till the onions turn transparent

4
Done
5 mins

Add the Masalas

Meanwhile, take the grated coconut, fennel seeds, soaked poppy seeds along with garlic cloves in mixer and grind it to a nice paste

5
Done
5 mins

Add Potato & Dal

When the onions are transparent, then add 2 cups of water and add necessary salt for the dish. Then add mashed dal with mashed potatoes and mix well and allow the mixture to boil for 5 minutes in medium flame

6
Done
5 mins

Add the ground paste

Finally add the ground paste to the boiling kadapa mixture and again keep the flame in low for 5 more minutes and then remove from flame. Finally add lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves and mix well

7
Done

Serving Time

The yummy Kumbakonam Kadappa is ready to serve with Idli / Dosa

Sowmya Venkatachalam

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I used to go to a hotel nearby Kumbeswarankoil for this only. I do not remember the name of the hotel now. Infact we used to order two idlies and drink Kadappa. It was all fun during that time.

My mom makes it and when I say to people kadappa, nobody knew it. I am very happy to see this recipe. I tried it and its awesome. Thanks for your time and love shared.

Tried your Kadappa recipe. It turned out so tasty. Love it. Thanks for sharing. My mom used to make this and I always wondered about its origin.

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