Kumbakonam Kadappa Recipe – Thanjavore Kadappa – Side dish for Idli, dosa

Kumbakonam Kadappa

Written by Mullai

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  1. RajiSenthil

    Tried this recipe for the first time.It was absolutely tasty.Got very good comments from my guests.Thanks a bunch Mullai for sharing such authentic recipes.

  2. shan

    Ma’am, my mom used to do this kadappa. Sometimes she use moong dal and sometimes Toor Dal also…Both dal’s are good.

    Have a great day

  3. abhimuthu

    I tried kadappa yesterday. Came out delicious. The blend of dhals and kormas was different and unique. Could not find the presence of dhal but can be differentiated in taste compared to korma. This is my lunch pack today with idlies. Thanx for sharing.

  4. Lakshmiganesh

    Hi Mullai, I belong to Tanjore Brahmin community….we prepare it in a similar way….we don use fennels,cloves,cinnamon and bay leaves….it still tastes yummy…wil like to try your version…one more thing we add pottukadalai in the grinding ingredients and use only potatoes…i thought nobody knows about this super special side dish until i saw your posting…..

  5. priyasudha

    One of my Mom’s special, goes very well with dosais, mom used to do with potatoes n dals, urs is quiet interesting, will give a try soon..thanks for sharing..

      1. priyasudha

        Yea Mullai, but my dad's relatives are from Kumbakonam side, mom learned from them, so we always used to call this as kadappa..

  6. abhimuthu

    This name is new to me. Adding moong dhal and then adding the ground paste at last makes the dish taste different compared to kurmas. Will try soon and let you know. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Mullai

      Hi Abi,

      Quite interesting right??? You wouldn't feel much of the dal smell after finishing the kurma, nobody would ever know whats included. I felt the same way when I first tasted this at my in laws place.

  7. kaviarun

    En ooru spl. koduthu irukkenga….thanks Mullai….i kept in my mind to post this recipe….will try ur version too…thanks again.

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