Thursday, March 01, 2007

Kadappa (Potato Moong Dal Kurma)

Kadappa is a Kurma served for Idlis in Tanjore (TN).
Don't ask me why it is named after a place in Andhra. :-)
I learnt this from my Friend Ms.B. Thanks to her.

Kadappa Served with Idiyappam
Ingredients Needed:
1. Potatoes - 3 (boiled)
2. Onion - 2 (Sliced length wise)
3. Tomato - 1/2 (Chopped Finely)
4. Cooked and Mashed Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
5. Garlic Pods - 2
6. Salt - to taste
7. Green Chillies - 3 or according to taste
8. Water - 1/2 to 3/4 cup

Ingredients for Kadappa

Ingredients for Grinding:
1. Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
2. Khus-Khus - 1 tsp
3. Green Chilli - 1 from the above
4. Coriander Powder 1/2 tsp

Ingredients for Kadappa

Ingredients for Tempering:
1. Cinnamon stick - 1 small piece
2. Bay leaf - 1
3. Cloves - 2
4. Oil - 2 or 3 tsp
5. Curry leaves

For Garnishing:
1. Coriander Leaves
2. Lime/Lemon Juice (according to taste)


1. Heat Oil in a Pan/Kadai and add tempering items.
2. Fry Chopped Onion, Slit Green Chillies, Garlic pods cut into small pieces till light brown colour.
3. Add chopped Tomatoes and cook till oil separates.
4. Now, take out 1 or 2 chillies from the Kadai for grinding.
5. Now goes the boiled Potato pieces, Mashed Moong Dal, Grinded Paste, Salt and Cook for a few minutes.
6. Add water and bring this to boil for another 8 minutes in medium flame. (It should be watery)7. Garnish with Coriander Leaves and Lime/Lemon Juice.

~ Serve Hot with Idlis, Idiyappam, Dosa, Chappati etc. ~

This is my submission for JFI#11 (Potatao) hosted by Vaishali of Happy Burp


USHA said...

Hi MT,

Nice side dish.Wow!iddiyappam looks awesome.....

Prema Sundar said...

Hi MT,
Kadappa is new to me. Just today my MIL was talking about sodhi which sounded somewhat similar to this. Idiyappam looks lovely.

Sia said...

love that rice semige/noodles:) i am having gala time watching all potato entries for JFI and forgot all about deadline.
another wonderful recipe goes into my kitty now:)

Latha said...

Hi MT,

Looks like a yummy recipe! Served with idiappam it looks even more tasty.. Will surely give it a try. This recipe is new to me and i love to try new recipes :)

Anonymous said...

Kadappa looks so good. Great entry!

Anonymous said...

If I had the energy to get in the kitchen now, I think I would make this immediately! Looks so appetising and especially with the idiyappam -- I must learn both these, MT. Thank you for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

I loooove idiyappam. Your picture looks beautiful. I never had them with anything other than coconut chutney and sweet coconut milk.

btw..I had not seen your new template. It looks very good.

Anonymous said...

Curry is new to me. I ll try it soon. Thx for sharing.

indosungod said...

MT sandhavai that is how we call iddiyappam looks so soft and inviting. This is a new way of making Potato Kurma. Should be a great side dish.

Shah cooks said...

really nice recipe. will try making my stew ur way next time. did u make the idiappam?

TNL said...

wow...i have yet to try looks like it goes so well together...!


FH said...

Oh man!! I love your recipes,always new to me.I know Idiyappam but rest of them are delicous.Thank you MT.Hugs.

Viji said...

Nice and with sevai it looks so nice. Viji

Anonymous said...

Amazing potato and moong combo, never tried before . Nice recipe!

Krithika said...

Oh my god, MT ! My mother makes cudappa (we are from Tanjore) and I always felt she had named the dish on her own because I have never come across anyone making this except my mother's family. I stand corrected. Looks lovely !

Menu Today said...

Hi Usha,
Thank u very much. Nice to know that you like idiyappam.

Hi Prema,
This dish I learnt from my friend. My another friend make sodhi like this. Thanks.

Hi Sia,
Please try this curry when time permits, surely you will like this thanks.
Hi Latha,
My friend served this with idlis. But I like to have this curry with idiyappam Thanks.

Hi Hema,
Thanks, Keep visiting.

Hi Linda,
Try this some time . You will like it. Thanks.

Hi Shilpa,
Thanks a lot.

Hi Bhargavi,
Please do let me know when you make this. Thanks.

Thank u vey much.

Yes, I made idiyappam with idiyappam flour. This stew is great combo!!!

Hi Trupti,
Thanks for visiting my blog. keep visiting.

Hi Asha,
Thanks, try this u will like it.

Hi Viji,

Hi Lera,
Thanks a lot.

Hi Kirthika,
Thank u very much. I have to say thanks to my friend Ms. B.

Anonymous said...

This is a new recipe to me, MT. Nice combo and with idiyappam am sure is delicious!

Vini K said...

MT,kurma looks great.Never tried cooking potato with yellow mung dal.Will try this one.

Anonymous said...

Dear MT,

I read from your reply to one of the comments that you used idiyappam flour.. I have a question:) I bought a kg of idiyappam flour but now my omapodi press is not working. I cannot return the flour also. Can i make dosai with that? Please help.... thank you, MT!

Swanavalli Suresh said...

Nice dish. I'm going to try it today

Anonymous said...


I tried this dish and it came out very tasty...thanks :-)


Sadhana Valentina said...

Dear, I was searching for this recipe...looks yummy with idiyappam..will try it soon and tell you...