Jun 26, 2014

Kumbakonam Kadappa Recipe / Kadappa Recipe / Kadapa Recipe

Finally i baked the lemon drizzle cake(which i was talking about yesterday) and it was amazing..I took pictures too, will share it soon in my blog. And yesterday i was cooking like a pro, i made kadappa, lemon drizzle cake, vadai egg varuval, fish fry, i was cooking and clicking the whole day..

Kadappa is a speciality recipe from kumbakonam, it taste so mild and great with soft idlies. I wanted to make this gravy for a long time, finally i made it today and it tasted so good. Everyone loved it lot.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 45 mins
Serves : 6 to 8


Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
Green Chillies - 2 slit
Curry Leaves - a sprig
Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi paruppu - 1/2 cup
Potatoes - 2 large 
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 small stick
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Cloves - 4
Oil - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing

For Grinding:
Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
Green Chilli - 3
Cashewsnuts - 6
Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu - 2 tsp


Cook dal and potatoes separately till it completely cooked. Mash dal well, Mash potatoes roughly. Set aside till use. Take all grinding ingredients in a blender and make into a fine puree. Set aside till use.

Now heat oil in a pot. Add in cinnamon, cloves and cumin seeds. Crackle for 30 sec.

Add in onions, green chilli and curry leaves. Saute for couple of mins. Add in ginger garlic paste and mix well.

Add in water, salt and bring it to boil.

Once it reaches boil, add in cooked dal and potatoes and mix well. Simmer for 5 mins.

Add in ground masala and mix well. Bring it to boil. Simmer for 5 mins.

Add in coriander leaves and serve.

Take all your ingredients

First grind the masala..Take coconut in a blender

Add fennel, chilli and cashew

grind to a smooth paste

I already cooked moongdal and potatoes

Mash potatoes roughly

Now lets cook, heat oil in a pan

Add in cinnamon, cumin and cloves

Add in onions, chillies and curry leaves

Saute for a min

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min

Pour in some water

Mix well

Add in salt and bring it to a boil

Add in cooked mashed dal

Add in mashed potatoes

Simmer for a while

Add in coconut masala

Mix well and simmer

Simmer it 

Meanwhile i started steaming idlies

Now the kadappa is done

Add in coriander leaves



  1. My home home town special :) super

  2. Nice recipe, can I add tomatoes in this?


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