Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Kumbakonam Kadappa

Even though the name sounds similar to a place in Andra Pradesh or a variety of stone for making slabs, to the people of Kumbakonam,Tanjore and surrounding areas it also means a flavorful side dish for idli and dosa made from moong dhal and potatoes in a mildly spiced gravy. This is a simple recipe which goes great with idli ,dosa, chappatis and puris.

What you need for Kumbakonam Kadappa :
  • Moong daal - 1/2 cup 
  • Potato - 4 small
  • Onion - 2 chopped finely
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
  • Garlic - 1 pod
  • Green Chilli - 4
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 2  piece
  • Cloves - 2
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Salt to taste 
The Preparation Method :-
  • Pressure cook moong daal and potato in water till soft and mash it well.
  • Grind fennel seeds, green chillies, and grated coconut to a fine paste. You could also add a pod of garlic.
  • Heat oil in a pan, and temper with the whole spices. Add chopped onions and saute well. Now add the roughly mashed potatoes, moong daal and salt. When it starts boiling add the ground 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.

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