Lemon squash


This is the recipe which i learnt from one of my dear friends. This is how she makes this awesome gravy which goes well with Dosai, Chapathi / Roti. One of the simplest and easiest side dish gravies that also stay light on stomach. The recipe follows.. 


Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 15 minutes


Moong Dal                   - 1/2 cup (Pasi Parupu)
Big Onion                    - 1
Tomato                         - 1
Chopped Coconut        - 3 tbsp
Green Chili                   - 1
Chopped Ginger           - 1 tsp
Chopped Garlic            - 1 tsp
Whole Garam Masala  - Each 1
Salt                               - As required
Turmeric Powder          - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves                - few
Oil                                 - 2 tbsp


  • Chop finely Big onion, tomato. Slit Green Chili. Grind coconut to a fine paste adding little water.
  • Take a cooker. Add washed moong dal, slit green chili, chopped onion, tomato, ginger and garlic to it. Add enough water , turmeric powder and cook everything together. I used to cook in high flame for 5 continuous whistles. 
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add Whole Garam Masala such as Cinnamon stick, Cloves , Star Aniseeds and also Curry leaves.
  • Saute for a minute and then add cooked dal mixture. Add ground coconut paste and enough salt.
  • Mix everything well and switch it off when the gravy starts to boil. Your Kadappa is ready to enjoy with Idli , Dosai , Chapathi / Roti.