Wednesday, March 29, 2017

OPOS Kumbakonam Kadappa | Side Dish For Idli & Dosa | OPOS Recipe

First time i have confident to prepare kumbakonam kadappa by myself.It came out flavourful and tasty.It goes well with idli,dosa.
Already i shared the recipe in my tamil blog.You can also check it here
Now let us see the recipe in OPOS method.Thxs to RK sir,who is the founder of the OPOS Recipe.

Preparation Time : 1/2 an hour(For soaking) +5 mins
Cooking Time : < 10 mins
Serves -3

Yellow Moongdal -1/4 cup (Soaked it for 1/2 hr and drained the water)
Potatoes -4 small (Peeled and Chopped into big Chunks)
Onion -1 (Sliced thinly)
Slit Green chillies -2
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
Salt -To taste
Chopped Coriander leaves -1 tbsp
Coconut oil - 1tbsp
Water -1 cup
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves -few
Bay leaves -1
Cloves -1
Star anise -1 petal(dont use full flower)

To Grind
Grated Coocnut -1/4 cup
Green chilli -1
Fennel seeds -1 tsp
Garlic pods -2


*Grind the ingredients given under "To Grind " to a thick and smooth paste.Dont grind it to a watery paste.

*In PC First add 2 tsp oil+ 1 Cup water+Curry leaves+Bay leaves +Cloves+Star anise.

*Followed by Sliced onion (spread it) + green chillies+Soaked Moong dal+Chopped Potatoes 

*Finally add the coconut paste and salt.

*Cook it on medium flame for 5 whistle.Release the pressure Slightly mashed with back of the ladle.

*Heat the remaining 1 tsp oil add the mustard seeds once it splutter  poured it kadappa.

*Finally add the coriander leaves and lemon juice.

*Serve it Idli/Dosa.Am say its the best combo !!

*Dont grind the coconut masala into a watery paste becoz kadappa will be burnt.

*Always add the coconut paste in top of the ingredients.

*If you dont have a time /forget to soak the dal add more water while cooking and give more whistle to cook.

*If the kadappa is thin then boil it for further more mins.

*Kadappa is in white colour if you wish add turmeric powder.Instead of lemon juice you can add 1 chopped tomato.


  1. Hi Menaga, tried this recipe for dinner.Simply superb.Thank you.