July 5, 2011

Kadala curry

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Kadala is the malayalam for chickpea/bengal gram/black chana. Puttu and kadala curry or Appam and kadala curry is a popular breakfast menu in Kerala. There are many ways to cook kadala curry, with or without using coconut. This version of Kadala curry is cooked in a roasted coconut gravy and has a very good aroma.
This recipe is in my draft for a long time now. I took a picture of it today and so I am ready to post...The lighting in the kitchen was not so good in the morning, so I will try to take a better picture next time.


1. Kadala/Chickpeas - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

2. To roast and grind to a fine paste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds - 1 to 1.5 tbsp
Dry red chillies - 4
Cinnamon - a small piece
Cloves - 2
Cardamom -1
Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
Whole black pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
Shallots - 1 or 2, sliced
Shredded coconut - 3/4 cup

3. Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Shallots - 4 or 5, sliced
Chopped ginger - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 3, sliced
Curry leaves

4.Coriander leaves to garnish


1. Soak kadala overnight. Pressure cook the kadala with turmeric powder and salt till cooked.
2. Meanwhile roast and grind the masala. Heat oil in a pan and add coriander seeds, dry chillies, cinnamon,cloves, cardamom,fennel and pepper corns. Saute till you start getting a nice aroma. Now add the coconut and shallots. Roast this till the coconut gets a dark brown colour. Take care not to burn this. Let it cool and then grind it to a smooth paste. Add enough water while grinding. Keep aside.
3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add shallots,ginger, green chillies and curry leaves and saute till shallot starts getting light brown.
4. Add the masala paste and combine well. Saute for a minute.
5. Add the kadala along with the water used for cooking. Mix well and add more water and salt if required. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

I served it with appam this morning :-)

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