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Friday, January 22, 2010



Rice - 1 cup
Mixed vegetables - 3 cups (Ash gourd,
Broad beans,Pumpkin,Cluster beans, Raw banana, Ladysfinger, Tomato)
Toor dhal - 1/2 cup
Tamarind - a lemon sized ball
Green chillies - 2
Curry leaves - few
Scraped coconut - 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp.
Gingelly oil - 2 tablespoons

To powder:

Coriander seeds - 2 tablespoons
Bengal gram - 1 tsp.
Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Urad dhal - 1 tsp.
Dry red chillies - 2


Pressure cook rice.

Pressure cook toor dhal with turmeric , mash well and keep aside.

Extract pulp from the tamarind. Cut vegetables into big pieces. Slit green chillies.

In a pan, heat a teaspoon of oil and add the items (given in the list" To Powder") till golden brown. When cool, add coconut and powder coarsely in a mixie. Keep aside.

In the same pan, heat the remaining oil , add mustard seeds , slit green chillies and curry leaves. Then add all the vegetables and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add required amount of salt, pour in 1/4 cup of water and cover it with a lid. When half done add the tamarind extract and let it boil till the raw smell of the tamarind goes. Now add the mashed dhal and let it boil for 3 more minutes. Add the ground powder and bring it to a boil. Mash cooked rice, and add it to the sambhar , mix well without any lumps and serve hot with any vadaam or poricha appalam.


  1. I have taken kadamba sadham several times but never prepared at home. Thanks for your wonderful recipe. I will definitely try it out. Looks delicious.

  2. wow, this looks like bisi bele rice..great recipe.

  3. just looks like sambar rice...looks delicious ...

  4. கதம்ப சாதம் அருமையாக இருக்கு!!

  5. The name itself maked me hungry... The dish looks very inviting and yummy!!!

  6. Delicious rice.. Never tried will try soon...

  7. OH I have eaten it at the temples, I did not know it was called Kadamba Saadham. It tastes superb..and its healthy with all the vegetables and Tuvar Dhal. I used to think it was sambar rice.Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Perfect comfort food with appalam or vethal! Very nice Maami!

  9. Delicious rice...looks tasty...I can make this for my husband, he sure is going to love this :)

  10. Such a comforting food..can eat them anytime..

  11. delicious kadamba sadam, my favourite.

  12. Delicious rice.This rice is offered to Lord Vishnu. Among the weekdays, Wednesday is for
    Lord Vishnu and this rice is prepared on wednesday and offered to Lord vishnu.Thanks for
    posting all the recipes which are comfort food of Iyengars.Pls post porulvilangaa Urandai too.
    As i need the measures.

  13. I did not know it was offered in temples! How could I miss it??? Can just finish your plate in a jiffy.

  14. Once i tasted this in Tirumala.Delicious rice.

  15. i have'nt tried this..you have an excellent blog..:) following you...

  16. oh i cant follow you.some probs with blogger


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