Chenai Kadi


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This dish goes very well with rasam and was my mother's masterpiece delicacy!

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Chenai Kadi recipe - How to make Chenai Kadi



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1/4 kg yam (suran)
1 small cup toovar (arhar) dal
1 small cup coconut
3 to 4 green chillies
2 " piece of ginger (adrak)
curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 lemon size ball of tamarind (imli)
1 tsp coconut oil

  1. Clean the yam,remove skin and dice it into small cubes of 1" approximately.
  2. Cut green chillies into small rings and ginger into small pieces.add to the yam.
  3. Pressure cook yam and toor dal in cooker in separate vessels for 4-5 whistles.
  4. Remove yam from cooker. extract juice of tamarind and recook yam in this juice for 3-4 minutes. grind coconut to a coarse paste. add this paste and the cooked toor dal to the yam.
  5. Season with 2-3 drops of coconut oil and curry leaves.

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This recipe was contributed by praksuj on 11 Dec 2006

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