Monday, October 12, 2009

Kadappa - A Tongue Tickling Sidedish!


Idly and dosa are awesome comfort food as well as neutral in taste. They are so versatile that you can spice it up with any side dish as per your choice. Kadappa is my first and best choice for idly and dosa. :)


Moong dhall - 3 tbsp
Potato - 2
Onion - 2
Coconut scrappings - 4 tbsp
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
Ani seed - 2 tsp
Cloves - 2
Marathi Mokku (dried flower pods) - 1/2 flower
Garlic - 10 pods
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 6
Salt - for taste



Cook moong dhall, potato and onion and keep it aside. Grind all the other ingredients in a mixie adding some water to it. Now take the the ground paste in a bowl and add the cooked moong dhall, potato and onion to it and let this boil for ten min. Once done, simmer the stove and add lemon juice to it and mix well.

Kadapa is ready to eat. Serve it with hot idly or dosa. :)


Decoration: I used mini idlies to decorate around the kadappa.

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Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

A new dish to me but looks so delicious..will try:)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

I love this oil free gravy...must try.yummy

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks lovely with those idli...surely will try it

Pari Vasisht said...

The kadappa looks very inviting and it will be something new to try out with idlis. What is the marathi.mokku..sorry I forgot the name of the spice, but hopefully you can give me a name that I will understand.

Anuradha said...

ooooooooo... kutti idly soooooper!!

prasu said...

nice dish dear.........nice click

Shanthi said...

Hi Lovely idli and kadappa, but I have a different version. This one seems to be interesting

Latha said...

Nice click....the dish sounds new to me, would try it soon.

Latha said...

Nice click....the dish sounds new to me, would try it soon.

Tina said...

Its completely a new recipe for me...nice post dear.

Priya dharshini said...

kadappa luks um..thank u for the idlies luks delightful

Nithya said...

Thanks to all. :)

Pari: I really dont know a better name for the marathi mokku. Its a kind of dried flower.

Do take a look at this link. The flower shaped spice in the pic is marathi mokku.

Unknown said...

sounds new to me!!looks amazing and cute idlis..Enjoyed ur post..:)

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Mmm looks yummy nithi .. I too do this.. as u said thats really great combo with idli and dosa.

Abhilash Pillai said...

I think children can use these mini idlis decorated at the sides. :)

The kadappa looks good when inside your decorations. I think it is not a side dish it is a center dish. :)

Suganya said...

This sound new to me. Looks so good. Nice recipe. YUM! Those mini idlies looks so cute.....

Uma said...

what a dish!! love the garnishing. Makes even more appetizing :)

Gita Jaishankar said...

Kadappa looks so tasty with the mini mom makes this even for puris and chapathis:)

Vibaas said...

Nits, I have heard of kadappa but have never tried it before. looks yum.

Btw, marathi mokku is star anise

Sanghi said...

Mmm.. kindling my memories nithi.. I love it, so my chithi makes it whenever i go to native..! Yumm!

Sunitha said...

Good one!

Kanchan said...

Very New to me, will surely give it a try !
Btw congrats “Over The Top Award” is waiting at my blog, please do collect it :)

priya said...

lovely sidedish....tempting pic...must try!

chef and her kitchen said...

heard abt this..but never attempted..looks nice..

Rohini said...

Yummy yummy dish.. I just love it!! Your version is totally new to me! Will try out soon!!
And the idea of decorating it with kutty idli... fabulous!! :)

Priya Suresh said...

Such a delicious kadappa, just love this..

Vidya Rao said...

New dish...sounds great!

Shri said...

Is it like a curry,Nithya?Sounds new to me but looks delicious with those idlis

Deepti said...

New to me n luking yummy.

Vrinda said...

Something new to me...cute idlies...

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Love those cute liitle idlis, kadappa is new to me, looks yumm.

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice one..please do participate in my first cooked food event...check my blog for details

Anupama said...

Kadappa is my grand father's favorite. Thanks for sharing. Very well presented!!!

Divya Kudua said...

Mini idlies look so cute:).Kadappa is something new to me..looks yummy!!

I've not been blogging for sometime so I couldn't congratulate you.Saw your recipe with pic on Hindu a while back.Congrats..:)

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

New dish.looks so inviting.Idlis u arranged in a very nice way.

Rohini said...

Just stopped by to say that you've been tagged!! Pls collect your award from my blog dear! :)

Aruna Manikandan said...

Nice to so many different versions of kadappa.
My mom, MIL,and my hubby too has a different version of this

This sounds really different
Will give a try soon......

Raks said...

I too love this,long time since I made this,I love the way u hav presented :)

Pari Vasisht said...

Hi Nithya. The flower thing in the pic is called star anise.

Nithya said...

Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments.

Special thanks to Vibas and Pari for clarifying about star anise to me. :)

Cynthia said...

Hard to resist when it is so tongue tickling! :)

Unknown said...

humm a very new recipe for me sounds great so cute those mini idli s

Finla said...

Thankyou for visitng my place, neve rhad ilies with this vurry, i am sure it taste delicous, the thought make me drool :-)

notyet100 said...

ummm looks yummmy,...wish u ahppy diwali too,..

Raje said...

This is new to me Nithya. LOoks delicious. Must try!

Dhanya Ganesh said...

A new dish to me. Looks yummy:).


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Menaga Sathia said...

kadappa looks um.....

my kitchen said...

Romba nalla erruku nithya,my mom will prepare this often

Sanjana said...

Oh my gosh Nithya your blog is awesome! You have some fantastic recipes. This one looks so yummy! I've never seen or heard of it but I will definetly be making some next time I have dosa or idli. Yummy!

Unknown said...

The great dish from South Arcot district, the recipe I was looking for a long time. Thanks

Unknown said...

This dish is amazing,,,, my wife was supposed to write a comment ,,,,, i hacked her account and writing this comment... :)...

This kadapa dish was really great and finger licking tasty...!!!!!! :) :)....

though it tasted like a combination of vadagari( chennai's staple side dish) and rosted chick pea kurma it's taste was tantalizing...

I love it ....


Unknown said...

Tooooo Gud... Thanks for you recipe...

Unknown said...

This is the grand old traditional side dish for Dhosa and Idly in and around Kumbakonam.We love this. Thanks

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