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Easy Kadappa - Villupuram Kadappa Recipe

Radhika
Easy kadappa recipe that needs no grinding to be served as side dish with idli, dosa, poori and idiyappam.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 4 servings

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.