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Nov 8, 2011

Mung Beans Curry With Baked Cauliflower / Green Gram Cauliflower Curry

             Today's recipe is a mild transformation of Kumbakonam Kadappa ! I love the flavor and taste of Kumbakonam Kadappa  which  is made yellow moong dal and potatoes. My recent favorite and everyone at home love Kadappa with idlis. This curry is slightly a tweaked version of Kadappa with green gram and baked cauliflower. The baked cauliflower gives nice aroma and crunchy taste. This is a mild curry and tasted heavenly when its served Hot with Chapathi or Dosai. Simple and easy side dish with nice aroma and taste !! Try this...

  1. Mung beans/green gram dal     1/4 cup or less
  2. Cauliflower florets    1 and 1/2 cups 
  3. Onion     1 large (sliced)
  4. Tomato    1 small( chopped)
  5. Green chilli    3 no.s(slitted)
  6. Curry leaves    1 sprig
  7. Turmeric powder    a pinch
  8. Salt    to taste
  9. Cilantro    few chopped
To Wet Grind
  1. Coconut     3 tbsp(shredded)
  2. Ginger    1 " piece
  3. Garlic    3 cloves
  4. Green chili    1 no.
  5. Fennel seeds    1/2 tsp
  6. Poppy seeds    1/2 tsp
For Tempering
  1. oil      1 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  3. Fennel seeds     1/2 tsp
  4. Clove    2 no.s
  5. Cinnamon   1 " stick
  • Soak Mung beans for 4-5 hours and pressure cook with enough water to 3 whisltes and drain and lightly mash it and keep aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Take a wide bowl,add cauliflower florets(washed and drained) 1 tsp oil and 1/2 tsp any spice powder mix well and arrange the florets in a baking tray (lined with aluminum paper) and bake it for 10-15 minutes or till turn crisp .
  • In a blender add all the ingredients under " to wet grind" and grind it to a smooth paste using little water and keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a kadai,add the tempering ingredients and wait till it splutter.
  • Then add curry leaves and green chili and fry lightly.
  • And add sliced onions and saute till turns translucent and then saute tomatoes till it turn soft.
  • After that add, cooked n mashed mung beans and 1/4 cup water and turmeric powder ,mix well and bring the mixture to boil.
  • Once it starts boiling add the ground coconut paste and add enough salt and cook till the raw smell leaves.
  • Lastly add the baked cauliflower florets and simmer the curry for 2 minutes and add some chopped cilantro and turn off the stove.
  • that's it delicious Mung bean curry with baked cauliflower is read to serve,Enjoy with hot Puri/Chapathi.

I made it to a thick curry for chapathi, if you want can add more water and make as a thin kurma for dosa/idly also.
I felt that dal was little more, so if you want can use less then 1/4 cup.

And also to the event, Cooking With Seeds ~ Mung Beans happening at Priya's Easy and Tasty Recipes.
Along with this recipe also linking my other two archived recipes..

Whole Moong Halwa and Green Gram Tomato Curry.


  1. Intresting and innovative recipe,looks yummy and tasty.

  2. delicious n yummy tempting combo!! baking has made it perfect!!

  3. That looks soo nice.. Very nice recipe..

  4. This curry looks very yummy...

  5. Very brilliant and super inviting curry, loved the addition of those baked cauliflower florets...Thanks for sending dear..

  6. Sangee I also love K Kadappa, with baked cauliflowers is much healthier and delicious.

  7. Greatttt curry looks divine..yummyyyy!!!

  8. NIce pics & the dish looks super yummy.........

  9. wow.. innovative reipe with baked cauliflowers... looks delicious...

  10. A very yummy curry...I love the flavors of the ground masala

  11. Very innovative Sangeetha. Would make a wonderful side dish for rotis.

  12. What a lovely & innovative recipe....
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. What a flavorful dish:-) Great combo u have there!! SLurp!

  14. Haven't added cauliflower with moong dhal! I love baked cauliflower! :P

  15. Very innovative and interesting recipe sangee. Baked the fact which is good for heath than stove top frying. Love it.

  16. Wow, the fry looks scrumptious! Makes a great snack!

  17. wow very delicious and yummy curry there :) looks super inviting dear !!

  18. Wow! This is the best curry recipe by far that I have tried from the internet. I live in Central Oregon and could not use curry leaves (can't find them anywhere here!) but it did not matter, it still tasted DIVINE!!! I added coconut milk and roasted the cauliflower with Harissa Spice that I found in Bend....F&%#king awesome!! Thanks for sharing....


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