Sunday, March 28, 2010

Kadala Curry / Black Chick Peas Curry

Things you will need:

Kadala/Black Chick Peas- 1 cup
Grated Coconut- 1/2 cup (I use the frozen kind)
Shallots( Pearl Onions)-8 or 10,finely chopped
Red Whole Chillies- 3 or 4
Coriander powder-2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
Black Pepper Powder- 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
Garlic 5 or 6 pods; chopped
Ginger- 1 inch piece; grated or finely chopped
Mustard Seeds -1 tsp
Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp
Curry Leaves- few
Tomatoes- 1 or 2; cubed
Coriander Leaves (Cilantro)- few chopped
Salt to taste
Oil- 2 tbsp; preferably Coconut oil

Preparation Method:

Soak black chick peas overnight.
Then, using a pressure cooker,cook the soaked chick peas along with salt and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder until they are soft.
This will take about 10 minutes.
In another pan, roast -cumin seeds, coriander powder, garam masala powder, black pepper and red chilli powder and grated coconut.
Grind this to a fine paste.
Now heat the oil in a pan.
Add mustard seeds and red whole chillies and wait till the seeds splutter.
Now add cumin seeds,curry leaves, pearl onions(shallots),ginger and garlic, and saute on low-medium flame until the shallots turn light brown in color.
Now add the black chick peas (with the water that was used in the pressure cooker) and coconut paste,tomatoes and mix well.
Add salt to taste and cook covered for 5 minutes on low flame.

Kadala Curry is now ready and can be served with hot steamed rice and Mango Curry or Puttu.


  1. Looks very colorful and tasty.....

  2. Never added coconut to kadala curry. Ur version and the ingredients sounds tasty. Would try this next time.

  3. wow what a colour, very delicious gravy with chickpeas....lovely click priya and it was so nice to see your lovely comment after a long time, do keep coming, it feels nice....

  4. Wat abeautiful click! Kandittu kothiyavunnu!

  5. looks very colorful... adipoliayitundu

  6. Kurachu puttum koodi ponotte...

  7. Iyooooo ee blogne follow cheyyan kurachu vaiki poyeeeee soooo sorry dear...

  8. Wow.. this is yummy. I love it too :)

  9. Black chana is my fav too..looks awesome

  10. i agree with teena..puttu thannal thinnan njan ready.. :) looks delicious.. :)

  11. Hi priya,recipe looks inviting! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. Priya,
    that looks so delicious ,I will love to have it with your masala puris..
    hugs and smiles

  13. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

  14. There is no mention of tomato in the ingredients..but tomato can be seen in the pic...

  15. Thanks u for ur valuable comments :)


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