Kadappa Recipe - Kumbakonam Kadappa | Sidedish for Idli Dosa

Kadappa Recipe
I vaguely remember tasting Kadappa at Thanjavur at my inlaws place...First I was surprised to hear the name Kadappa as I could associate the name only with the stone variety...haha yes.Few weeks back when I was conversing with my sil, she asked to post kadappa recipe......recipes requested by friends and relatives are always special to me....so I browsed around, found this recipe but forgot to bookmark the url will surely update once I find the reference link.

Me and sil both share the same age group and have so many fond memories playing,roaming around together,chatting and attimes arguing on different topics......and now the common topic always revolves around kids or food :) I love her biryani and ven pongal so much, that I havent tasted any better pongal than hers....Trust me I am not a big fan of ven pongal but her pongal always makes me ask for extra serving.
Kumbakonam Kadappa Recipe

Kadappa Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
Potato - 2 small
Big Onion - 1 chopped finely
Coriander leaves - 2  tsp chopped finely
Salt - to taste

To grind to a paste:

Coconut - 1/3 cup grated
Garlic - 4 small pearls
Green Chilli - 1
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Bay leaf - 1/2
Curry leaves - a sprig


  1. Rinse potatoes, cut into half and Pressure cook it for 5-6 whistles until soft and mash it up roughly,Keep aside.In a mixer add the ingredients listed under 'to grind to a paste' and grind it to a fine paste, set aside.Pressure cook moong dal  with required water for 4 whistles or until mushy, set aside.Kumbakonam Kadappa Recipe - Step1
  2. In a pan  heat oil - add the items listed under 'to temper' let it splutter then add onion and fry till slightly browned.Then add coconut paste,saute till raw smell leaves.Kumbakonam Kadappa Recipe - Step2
  3. Once raw smell leaves add mashed moong dhal along with potatoes, add required salt,1/2 cup water  and allow it to boil for 5-7mins until it comes to gravy consistency and it is blended well.Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off.Kumbakonam Kadappa Recipe - Step3
Garnish with coriander leaves while serving.Serve hot with idli / dosa!
Kadappa - Sidedish for Idli

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Kumbakonam Kadappa for Idli Dosa
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