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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.