Kadappa is a famous side dish which goes very well with idly,dosa,idiyappam and is popular in temple town Kumbakonam and nearby areas.We make this for breakfast in special occasions and get togethers.Today is the 6th day of Blogging Marathon and here follows the tasty and simple Kadappa recipe....
|Potato||2 (medium size)|
|Garlic(thinly sliced)||3 pods|
|Curry leaves||1 sprig|
|Coriander leaves||to garnish|
Pressure cook the moong dhal ,potato and cube the potato.Grind the coconut with fennel and garlic to a fine paste and keep aside.
Heat a pan with oil and season it with fennel,cloves and cinnamon.Saute the green chillies,garlic and curry leaves then onion.Once the onion becomes transparent add the tomato and cook till gets soft.
Now add the cooked dhal ,potato,salt,add a cup of water and bring it to a boil.Add in the ground coconut paste and cook it till the raw smell goes away.Finally add the lemon juice.Garnish it with coriander leaves.
Enjoy it with idly or idiyappam.
- Adding tomato is optional,original recipe doesn't have,only lemon juice for sourness.
- The original color will be pale yellow but I added a pinch of turmeric powder in the dhal.
- It becomes thick once its cool down so adjust the water to the desired consistency.
Check my friend's recipe here.