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Easy Kadappa - Villupuram Kadappa Recipe

Easy kadappa recipe that needs no grinding to be served as side dish with idli, dosa, poori and idiyappam.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Radhika

Ingredients

  • Yellow Moong dal - 1/2 cup
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato - 2
  • Green chilies - 3
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Garlic pods - 5
  • Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaf - 1 sprig
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Lemon - 1/2 optional

For tempering:

  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

Instructions

  • Finely chop onion, tomatoes, garlic and ginger. Slit green chilies.
  • Wash moong dal. Pressure cook with enough water for 3 to 4 whistles or till its soft.
  • Mash well and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let it pop.
  • Add cumin, fennel, cinnamon and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add onion and saute till turns translucent.
  • Add tomatoes, green chilies, ginger, garlic, curry leaves, a pinch of salt and saute till the tomatoes get mushy.
  • Add mashed moong dal, turmeric powder, 1/4 cup water, salt and cook for 3-4 mins over low flame.
  • Switch off and take the pan off fire.
  • Add coconut milk, coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Add 2 tsp lemon juice if you prefer a tangy taste.
  • Easy Kadappa is ready.
  • Serve hot with idli, dosa, poori or string hoppers.

Notes

I add an extra tomato for a tangy taste and skip adding lemon juice at the end.