Kadala Curry / Kadalakari

Kadala curry is one of the classic combinations with puttu. We also eat it along with rice, appam and chappathi.

It is a simple dish and can be made for breakfast in 30 minutes. The only hard thing about this recipe is that you have to remember to soak the chana / kadala/ black chick peas the night before.

Kadala curry
Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups kadala / whole bengal gram
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • 3 cm ginger, chopped
  • curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp oil

Grind to paste

  • 1/2 grated coconut
  • 1/4 cup water

Masala Paste

  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 powdered cloves
  • 1/2 tsp powdered cinnamon
  • 2 tsp water

Method

Wash the kadala and soak overnight in water. Drain, rinse and cook in pressure cooker in 3/4 cup water and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder for 20 minutes.

Mix all the ingredients under the heading masala paste to make a paste and keep aside.

Heat oil in pan and sputter mustard seeds. Then add the chopped onions and saute till soft. Then add chopped green chillies, chopped ginger and curry leaves and fry for 2 minutes.

Add the masala paste and fry for a minute.

Add salt, 1/4 cup water and the cooked kadala with the water. Boil for 5 minutes.

Add the coconut paste made by using the grated coconut and water. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve hot with puttu.

Kadala curry

Kadala Curry / Kadalakari
 
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Cuisine: South Indian
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups kadala / whole bengal gram
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • 3 cm ginger, chopped
  • curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Grind to paste
  • ½ grated coconut
  • ¼ cup water
  • Masala Paste
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 powdered cloves
  • ½ tsp powdered cinnamon
  • 2 tsp water
Instructions
  1. Wash the kadala and soak overnight in water. Drain, rinse and cook in pressure cooker in ¾ cup water and ¼ tsp turmeric powder for 20 minutes.
  2. Mix all the ingredients under the heading masala paste to make a paste and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in pan and sputter mustard seeds. Then add the chopped onions and saute till soft. Then add chopped green chillies, chopped ginger and curry leaves and fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the masala paste and fry for a minute.
  5. Add salt, ¼ cup water and the cooked kadala with the water. Boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the coconut paste made by using the grated coconut and water. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve hot with puttu.

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