Thursday, November 13, 2014

Kadappa Recipe-Kumbakonam Kadappa

Kadappa is a popular dish of Kumbakonam, hence the name Kumbakonam Kadappa. It is usually served with idli and dosa but goes well with poori also. Today we will learn how to make Kumbakonam Kadappa following this easy recipe with step wise pictures. 

Kadappa-Kumbakonam Kadappa

Kadappa Recipe-Kumbakonam Kadappa

Kumbakonam Kadappa

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Side dish for idli-dosa
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Moong dal -1/4 cup
   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
   Onion -1
   Garlic -2 cloves
   Green chilli -1
   Ginger Garlic paste -1 tsp
   Potato -1 medium size
   Salt to taste

   For grinding

   Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
   Fried Gram/pottu kadalai- 1 tbsp
   Green chilli -2
   Khus khus/ kasa kasa -1/2 tsp (optional)
   Garlic -1 clove

   For the seasoning

   Oil -1 1/2 tbsp
   Cinnamon -1 inch piece
   Cloves -2
   Fennel seeds/sombu -1/2 tsp


Thinly slice onions and slit green chilli.

Cook moong dal with turmeric powder until soft.

Pressure cook potato, peel the skin, mash it slightly and keep it ready.

Grind the ingredients given under 'for grinding' to a smooth paste.


Heat oil in a kadai, add cloves, cinnamon and fennel seeds. When it splutters, add thinly sliced onions, finely chopped garlic, green chilli and saute until onions turn transparent.

how to make kadappa    
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.

Add cooked dal and a cup of water.

sauteing onions

When it starts boiling, add the boiled potatoes, salt needed and the ground paste.

Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from flame. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with idli, dosa or poori.

Kumbakonam Kadappa recipe

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  1. I had never heard of this dish!!! Looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing Padhu :)

  2. I hv never heard about this recipe. Sounds different. Gonna try tonight for dinner. TanQ!!!

  3. Yup... Tried it today... Couldn't control my self... Thanks for sharing my home town's recepie

  4. I tried and it's excellent,lovely dish,thank u to the ones responsible to post this recipe,thank you once again

  5. Seems fantastic. Should try it out.

  6. My grandmother grinds fennel and omits ghus ghus! Yum! Thanks for sharing

  7. Thanks for sharing this receipe. Really looks delicious.

  8. Wow! I have had this in my childhood in my native place. Today suddenly remembered this dish and very happy to get the recipe.Nostalgic. Going to try this week. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  9. Super dish I only tried this in hotel
    I tried so many times in home it's not nice but after I saw this web I tried this it is extremely happy I is nice and fabulous thanks a lot


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