Kadala Curry / Chickpea curry

Kadala Curry / Chickpea curry

Kadala curry is a very popular and traditional dish of Kerala. Kadala curry and puttu are made for each other. Also this kadala curry goes out well with appam, idiyappam, poori and chapatti. This Kadala curry is made Black channa / Black Chickpeas. It is easy and simple to prepare. Let us check out the recipe.

Kadala curry / Chickpeas curry

Kadala curry / Chickpeas curry

Ingredients:

  • Black chickpea / Black channa / Black Kondakadalai – 1 cup
  • Ginger –garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Onion – 2 nos
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Grated coconut – 4 tbsp
  • Fennel – 2 tsp
  • Cumin – 1 tsp
  • Star Anise – 1 no
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch bark
  • Cardamom – 1 no
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Red chilli – 1 no
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – a string
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp

Preparation:

  • Soak Channa overnight and pressure cook them in the morning.
  • Slice onions, green chilli and chop tomatoes.
  • Dry roast all the spices and coconut till the raw smell goes off and grind them by adding little water.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Put mustard, curry leaves. Wait till they crackle.
  • Put the thinly sliced onions and fry till they become transparent.
  • Put the tomatoes and fry till they become mushy.
  • Put turmeric powder, ground masala and sauté them till the raw smell goes off.
  • Put in the channa, salt, coriander powder, asafoetida and chilli powder, give them a stir and pour the leftover water used for boiling channa.
  • Cover with the lid. Wait till the gravy gets thicken and the oil separates.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

 

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