Kadappa is a famous scrumptious Vegetable Stew. It is a delicious Traditional food and served as a Side dish for Soft Idli, Dosa, Poori, chapati and Idiyappam. It is a simple Gravy which tastes like Kurma. This flavourful Stew is made with cooked Moong dal, Potatoes, Green peas, Carrots, grated Coconut and Spices. It has a mild taste. Here is the video recipe of Kadappa (stew).
Cooking time: 15- 20 minutes
1 tsp = 5 ml
To prepare Moong dal:
- Moong dhal – ½ cup (1 cup = 300 ml)
- Water – 300 ml
- Salt – required
To be steam cooked/boiled:
- Potato (small) – 6
- Peeled Green peas – 60 grams
To be grinded:
- Fennel seeds (Saunf) – 1 ¼ tsp
- Poppy seeds (Khus Khus) – 1 tsp
- Cashew nuts – 15
- Coconut (diced/grated) – (60-80) grams
- Green chillies – 7 (chopped)
- Water – 75 ml
To prepare kadappa:
- Cooking Oil – 1 ¼ tbsp
- Fennel seeds (Saunf) – ½ tsp
- Cinnamon – an inch
- Cloves – ¼ tsp
- Bay leaves – 2
- Garlic Cloves – 14
- Green chillies – 2 (slit)
- Onions (small size) – 2 (finely chopped) (optional)
- Tomato (medium size) – 2 (finely chopped)
- Carrot (medium size)- 2 (finely chopped)
- Water – 150 ml + 300 ml
- Lemon (medium size) – ½
- Coriander leaves – few (for garnishing)
- Cook the Moong dal in pressure cooker with water (300 ml) and little required salt (I have used 5 litre stainless steel pressure pan and cooked for 5-6 whistles). Mash the cooked Moong dal.
- Steam cook/boil the green peas and potatoes.
- Crumble the steam cooked/boiled potatoes using hands.
- Grind the Fennel seeds, Poppy seeds (Khus Khus), Cashew nuts, Green chillies and Coconut with little Water (75 ml) to a smooth paste. Ground paste is ready.
- Roast the Cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, cloves, Fennel seeds (Saunf), Garlic Cloves, Green chillies, onions (optional) and carrot with the Cooking Oil for a minute, in a Kadai at medium flame.
- Add the chopped Tomatoes and water (150 ml) to it and close it with a lid for 6-8 minutes at medium flame.
- Add the steam cooked/boiled green peas, mashed Moong dal, crumbled potato and ground paste to it. Mix it well.
- Add water (300 ml) and required salt to it and mix it well.
- Close it with a lid for 2-3 minutes (until froth appears).
- Turn off the flame. Cool the mixture for 2 minutes and then, squeeze lemon over it and mix it well.
- Garnish with coriander leaves.