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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

KADAPPA / KUMBAKONAM KADAPPA (TANJORE STYLE)


This is a popular side-dish for idlis and dosas in Tanjore region. Brahmins from that region also prepare this side dish without onions. This is also a speciality dish in South-Arcot district. I made this as a side dish for chappathi and it tasted awesome. However, if using as a side dish for idlis and dosas, it can be diluted with little water.

INGREDIENTS:

Moong dhal - 2 tablespoons
Potatoes - 3 (medium sized)
Onion - 1
Green chillies - 3
Aniseed (sombu, saunf) - 1 tsp.
Pottukadalai - 1 tablespoon
Coconut scraped - 1/4 cup
Cinnamon - 1" piece - 1
Cloves - 3
Bay leaf - 1
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 3 tablespoons
Coriander leaves - few

METHOD:

Pressure cook moong dhal or cook moong dhal in water till soft and mash it well.

Boil potatoes and mash it roughly. Chop onions.

Grind pottukadalai, sombu, green chillies, and grated coconut to a fine paste.

Heat oil in a pan, and temper with the whole spices. Add chopped onions and saute well. Now add the roughly mashed potatoes, moong dhal and salt. When it starts boiling add the groung paste. Check for salt and allow it to boil till the raw smell is diffused.

Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with idli and dosas.

38 comments :

  1. Looks creamy n yummy...Have had this once and just liked it soo much...luv the bowl and matching spoon

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  2. looks yummy and delicious.. lovely colour bowl..

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  3. Being from that region it is made almost on a daily basis at home. Loved the presentation.

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  4. Thank u so much mam . i was searching for this recipe. will surely try this..

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  5. I love this recipe very much,I love to prepare this than eating,with fennel it should smell great,will try that next time!

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  6. nice dish to have with chapati. So creamy...beautifully presented with green highlighting

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  7. Love it always with idlis and dosa....it is in my draft already .....will post this in my blog..looks yummy.....

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  8. Beautiful presentation, irresistible and creamy ...

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  9. Creamy and tempting recipe... Would be great with chapathis...

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  10. Name sounds interesting........... yum with any tiffin

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  11. wow sooo creamy

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  12. We make it pretty much the same way too. Love it with dosa :) yummy..

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  13. Love this variety of curry. Very new to me. Btw, what does "Pottukadalai" mean?

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  14. thats an interesting one... sounds great..

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  15. We make similar one and this is awesome combo with idli, dosa and oothappam. looks tempting.

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  16. This creamy curry is so tempting.

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  17. Looks so tempting...My MIL used to make it...

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  18. Love kadappa with idlies, my mom used to make them quite often,delicious side dish..

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  19. Looks creamy and rich. Perfect with idli/dosas.

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  20. Though i have heard about this a lot i never made this at home or tasted outside. looks very rich and no doubt will be aromatic with nice combo of ingredients

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  21. wow...so good shanti didi.

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  22. looking yummy n grt click..

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  23. nice recipe..looks so delicious..

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  24. I made this today .. was little skeptical about moong dal and potato and coconut combination but it was awesome ... I am gonna make it over and over and over again .. thanks Shanti ka..

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  25. Looks like a stew. Creamy and easy to make as well. Nice recipe.

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  26. Stewy, tasty, warm and mmm. new dish to me and very tempting, thank you.

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  27. Maami - totally forgotten about this dish - thanks for reminding me. I'm going to make this soon - feel like eating this now with some suda suda chappathi!

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  28. Maami,

    I made this yesterday. It was delicious! I think this is going to become a staple for me now.

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  29. Shanthi mam glad to bump at ur blog and I love it a lot...Kadappa will try it out soon :)

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  30. My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!






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  31. Hey nice presentation.. looks very yummy.. and it is the best with idlis when diluted..

    Priya pottukadalai means roasted gram.

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