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kumbakonam kadappa recipe

kumbakonam kadappa recipe kadappa kurma recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: popular recipes of tamilnadu, popular south indian recipe, side dish for appam, side dish for chapathi, side dish for dosa
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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to grind raw

  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 tbsp khus khus
  • 1.5 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 no green chillies
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 no cardamom
  • 2 no cloves

For dal and potato mix

  • 1/3 cup moong dal
  • 1 cup potato - cubed
  • 2 cups water

For the kurma

  • 1.5 tbsp oil
  • 1 no bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 cup onions - diced
  • 1 slit green chilli
  • 1 no tomato - chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2.5 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1-1.5 cups water
  • salt to taste


  • Firstly, Grind everything given under the "to grind raw" section to a fine paste. 
  • Pressure cook dal and potato with enough water to 4 whistles. open after pressure settles - mash and keep aside. 
  • In a thick bottomed vessel, add oil, crackle cumin seeds and add bay leaf, diced onions and slit green chilli. 
  • Fry until transparent. saute the chopped tomatoes until mushy. 
  • At this stage, turmeric powder and coriander powder is added and fry until the raw smell goes off. 
  • Further add dal potato mix, coconut masala, water and salt to taste. 
  • mix well and let it boil for 5 minutes or until raw smell goes off. 
  • serve hot with tiffin of your choice.