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Kumbakonam Kadappa | Kadappa recipe

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Kumbakonam Kadappa

Kumbakonam kadappa recipe | Kadappa recipe, with full video and step by step pictorial instructions.

Kumbakonam kadappa| Kadappa , the name itself is quite new for many of us. It is a very simple gravy which pairs very well with Idli, dosapoori | chapathi. I have heard about this a lot from my cousins but never tasted it at home. My mom’s side this a very popular gravy. Except for my mom, everyone at her home makes this gravy. Somehow I never had a chance to taste this too even I visited my mama’s house. But all my cousins are a very big fan of this Kumbakonam kadappa.

Recently my cousin in US, searched for Kadappa recipe in Jeyashri’s kitchen and he couldn’t find that. So he told me to post the recipe in Jeyashri’s kitchen. My perimma(mom’s elder sister) instructed me on how to make Kumbakonam Kadappa. When I tried it last week, I loved it very much. It went well with idli and we had it for dosa too for dinner too.

Check out my sodhi recipe which is similar to this recipe. Stay tuned for interesting recipes coming up.

Kumbakonam Kadappa

Kumbakonam kadappa
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Kumbakonam Kadappa

A popular South Indian recipe pairs well with Idli, dosa, poori and chapati
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jeyashri suresh

Ingredients

  • 15 Small onion | shallots
  • 3 tsp + 2 tsp Oil
  • ¼ cup Yellow moong dal
  • 1 Potato
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves few
  • Salt as needed
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Coconut
  • 2 tsp Pottukadalai | Roasted gram
  • 8 Cashew nut
  • 2-4 Green chili
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds| sombu
  • 1 tsp Poppy seeds | khasa khasa

Instructions

  • In a pan add 3 tsp oil and add the peeled shallots. Saute this till golden brown.
  • Add this to a vessel and add ¼ cup moong dal and 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • Add ½ cup water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles along with a potato.
  • Grind the coconut, fennel, cashew nuts, green chili, roasted gram dal(pottukadalai) into a fine paste. You can add little water while grinding. I didn’t have poppy seeds so didn’t add.
  • Once the pressure cooker is released, peel the skin of the potato and roughly mash it.
  • In a pan add 2 tsp oil and add the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add the cooked moong onion mixture.
  • Add the roughly mashed potato.
  • Now add the ground paste along with ½ cup – ¾ cup of water.
  • Mix well.
  • Let this boil for 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve this with Idli, dosa| poori | chapathi.

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Notes

  1. Do not add tomato in kadappa
  2.  You can add finely chopped carrots along with the moong dal and pressure cook.
  3.  Adding whole spices or garlic will give a kurma taste to the Kumbakonam kadappa.
  • In a pan add 3 tsp oil and add the peeled shallots. Saute this till golden brown.
Kadappa
  • Add this to a vessel and add ¼ cup moong dal and 1/8 tsp turmeric powder.
  • Add ½ cup water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles along with a potato. 
  • Grind the coconut, fennel, cashew nuts, green chili, roasted gram dal (pottukadalai) into a fine paste.
  • You can add little water while grinding. I didn’t have poppy seeds so didn’t add. 
  • Once the pressure cooker is released, peel the skin of the potato and roughly mash it.
  • In a pan add 2 tsp oil and add the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add the cooked moong onion mixture.
  • Add the roughly mashed potato.
  • Now add the ground paste along with ½ cup – ¾ cup of water.
  • Mix well.
  • Let this boil for 3-4 minutes.
Kumbakonam kadappa
  1. Do not add tomato in kadappa
  2. You can add finely chopped carrots along with the moong dal and pressure cook.
  3. Adding whole spices or garlic will give a kurma taste to the Kumbakonam kadappa.

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11 comments

Veena Theagarajan September 21, 2015 - 7:45 am

my fav Jey.. Looks so perfect

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Harikrishnan Iyer September 21, 2015 - 1:05 pm

From The MAMBAKKAMS…Marriage planners and caterers…Ideal for Rava Dosa That crispy feeling with ssoggy kadappa amazing combination

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Harikrishnan Iyer September 21, 2015 - 1:06 pm

Since we prepare in volumes we add freshly ground ginger and garlic paste instead

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Traditionally Modern Food September 21, 2015 - 7:23 pm

My fav side dish. Looks delicious perfect with any tiffen

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Gayathri Ramanan September 22, 2015 - 5:19 am

Love kumbakonam kadappa with dosa…Looks yummy

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Vaidhehi Shekar September 22, 2015 - 11:50 am

I have been waiting for this dish long time. my fav dish ever 🙂

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தி. ரா. ச.(T.R.C.) October 9, 2015 - 12:37 pm

Will try

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Priya Ramkumar December 20, 2015 - 7:49 am

Prepared this today and my daughter liked it very much ..

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Revathi Subramanian February 27, 2016 - 5:09 am

My all time fav. Jeyashri! feeling nostalgic!! super menu and super click:-)

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leo September 15, 2018 - 1:55 pm

Nowadays it is coming on my dinner list…..thank you mam

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Harini Sankaran January 17, 2019 - 1:52 pm

Hi, tried it today..it came out very well. Thank you for the recipe

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