Easy Kadala Curry



Kadala Curry



Ingredients (Serves  4 )

To pressure cook

1. Kadala / Black Chickpeas / Kala chana – 1.5 cup dried (Soak the dried chana in enough water for at least 8 hrs)

   Onion – 1/2 large, chopped or sliced and halved

   Green chilies – 2, slit

   Curry leaves – 1 sprig

   Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

   Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

   Fennel powder – 1/2 tsp

   Salt – To taste

   Water – As required

2. Oil – 1 tbsp

    Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

    Dry red chilies – 2

    Curry leaves – 1 sprig

    Coconut flakes / thenga kothu – 2 tbsp

3. Chilly powder – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp

    Coriander powder – 1.5 tsp

    Garam masala powder – 1/2 – 3/4 tsp


1. Pressure cook the ingredients numbered 1 adding enough water for 5 whistles. Open when the pressure releases. Set aside 3 tbsp of the cooked kadala to cool.

2. Heat oil in a small pan. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chilies. Add curry leaves and thenga kothu/ coconut flakes. Saute until coconut flakes turn light brown. Switch off the stove. Add coriander powder, chilly powder and garam masala powder. Saute until the raw smell of the powders is gone. Add it to the the pressure-cooked kadala. Meanwhile grind 2 – 3 tbsp cooked, cooled kadala in a mixer. Add it to the pressure cooker.(This step is done to make the gravy thick). Bring the curry to a boil. Cook for 4 – 5 minutes on low flame. The gravy should have a thick consistency. It tastes best that way. Switch off. Serve hot with puttu / idiyappam / appam / chapatis etc. This is a very easy and tasty kadala curry. Do try it out, friends!


Easy Kadala Curry



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  1. Inviting curry !! looks so delightful !!

    Ongoing event CC:Mom’s Recipe

  2. Omg, super delicious kadala curry.

  3. Mouthwatering..

  4. Yummy curry..

  5. Our family is already a big fan of your kadala fry,this recipe sounds like another winner recipe.

  6. Very inviting recipe:)

  7. bookmarking this. Have the kadala ready and will soak it tonight. Will get back once I make it.

  8. Just made it today …that platter looks delish

  9. Yummy curry,mouthwatering.

  10. such a great recipe, so so delicious.

  11. love this curry so much!!! wow….
    Congrats!!!Thanks for remembering ur readers at this time as well…hope the new mom is doing great!!

  12. Super kadala curry.. Jus tried it out… Taste yum n smells yum too… Thank u :)

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