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May 5, 2010

KUMBAKONAM KADAPPA - TWO VERSIONS

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My MIL have told about this kadappa many times but she had some doubts in the actual ingredients used in it .I got this recipe in AVAL VIKATAN  and i tried on the same day..It tasted good and it ‘s a yummy combo for idly.. I am sure u all would like this.. Do try and let me know.
Kadappa
Ingredients:
  • Moong dal – 1/2 cup
  • Potato – 1 no ( boiled and crumbled)
  • Big onion – 2 nos
  • Tomato – 2 nos
  • Green chilly – 2 nos
  • Ginger – garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Biriyani leaf – 1 no
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt & water – As required
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
Method :
  • Pressure cook moong dal and potato with turmeric powder and  set aside.
  • In a kadai , take a tbsp of oil and put the chopped onions and green chillies.
  • Saute till onions turn golden brown .Then add ginger - garlic paste and tomato pieces.Saute well till tomato turns mushy .
  • Add little water , salt , red chilly powder .. Let it boil for sometime.
  • Finally add the cooked moong dal and potato.
  • Allow it to boil for 5 mins.
  • Temper with mustard seeds ,curry leaves and biriyani leaf , cinnamon and cloves ..
KADAPPA VERSION - 2

In this version , kadappa will be white in color. Recently i got the recipe from my relative and tried.. it was exactly like the one i tasted in kumbakonam. The above said recipe is from a magazine which also tasted good but not the one we get in kumbakonam..

Ingredients:
  • Moong dal – 1/2 cup
  • Potato – 1 no ( boiled and crumbled)
  • Big onion – 2 nos
  • Green chilly – 2 nos
  • Biryani leaf – 1 no
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Salt & water – As required
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
To grind
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Fennel seeds / soambu - 1 tsp
  • Green chilly - 1 no (optional)
Coriander leaves - to garnish
Method :
  • Pressure cook moong dal and potato with turmeric powder and  set aside.
  • In a kadai ,  temper with mustard seeds ,curry leaves and biriyani leaf , cinnamon and cloves ..now add the chopped onions and green chillies.
  • Saute till onions turn golden brown .Add little water , salt ..cover cook for sometime .. In the mean time , grind the coconut mixture and add to the cooked onions. Stir well, add the mashed dal and potatoes. Mix it well. It will thicken immediately.Keep stirring and add little water if necessary..Check for salt..
  • Allow it to boil for 5 mins.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy with idly !!

KITCHEN CLINIC :
Moong dal :

  • In China, Moong dals are used for medicinal purposes such as to reduce fever, headache and general anxiety.
  • Pulses have generally 20 to 25% protein by weight, which is double the protein content of wheat and three times that of rice. For this reason, pulses are sometimes called "poor man’s meat".
  • While pulses are generally high in protein, and the digestibility of that protein is also high.
  • Moong beans also contain good amounts of calcium and Vitamin C. Its popularity is not just from its medicinal and nutritional properties, but also from its adaptability to drought conditions and inferior soils. Cooking does not affect the protein content of this pulse.
  • It is consumed either whole with or without skins or as bean sprouts. With their skins removed, they are light yellow in color. They are widely used in India, as Whole, they are sprouted, and they are great evening snacks. In it's split form, they are used to make khichdi, various types of dal, payasam ( porridge), and other sweets. In powder form, they are used to make fried snacks. Nutritional Facts
    (per 100 grams or 3.52 oz)
    Energy : 30 calories
    Protein : 3 grams
    Carbohydrate : 6 grams
    Dietary Fiber : 2 grams

31 comments :

  1. I have tried only once,Mami also makes this,i love it with idly and dosa!

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  2. yummy recipe dear....we love this

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  3. I love this kadappa with hot steaming idlies..we do quite similar too..awesome click CHitra..

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  4. Simple and delicious.. thanks for sharing!!

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  5. I have enver made anything with moogdal neext time when i go to asian sore going to buy them and make this, i can imagine how yumm it is toeat with rice.

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  6. i like kadappa,we make it quit often...i even saw in Aval vikaton like u..this is quit good recipe..

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  7. Another awesome recipe, lovely colours and flavours x

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  8. Heard abt kadappa the first time at a wedding recently. Loved it absolutely. Thanks for sharing.Bookmarked:):)

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  9. Hy,

    this is new to me...Looks very healthy n delicious. Really yummy. Do drop in at my blog sometime.

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  10. Looks simple and delicious. thanks for the recipe.

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  11. Sounds simple dear...
    Will try this out :-)

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  12. மிகவும் அருமையான குறிப்பு...எங்கள் வீட்டில் இதனை அடிக்கடி செய்வாங்க...நன்றி

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  13. Lovely color & I guess that bowl of prep would be best to be savored with a hot bowl of rice..... Yummy!!!!

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  14. Kadappa looks very delicious...nice color...this is my fave too :)

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  15. chitra..
    really delicious one..kumbakonam kadappa the name itself quiet interesting..
    lovely picture too

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  16. Looks yummy..will be great with Idlies..

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  17. curry looks thick and yummy....interesting one too!

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  18. Simple and delicious. Nice recipe....lovely colour.

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  19. Thanks a lot frnds..Kadappa tastes the best with idlies & dosa....Do try this and let me know..:)

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  20. Looks so yummy and love the color and presentation!

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  21. Have heard abt this...never tasted it...this looks tempting!

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  22. //kumbakonam kadappa// after seeing ur kadappa photo i told //adeengappa & appaappa//...;))good work!!..:)

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  23. my home town is Kumbakonam...This is one of my fav item always for the tiffin items..
    Very good...

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  24. Hi Chitra,

    The name itself is very new to mme...is it like a side for dosa also?

    Shobha

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    1. Yes shoba , its a good side dish for idli,dosa :)

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