White Chana and Vegetable Ularthiyathu

White chana and veggie ularthu

Ingredients (Serves 5 – 6)

1. White chana / vella kadala – 3/4 cup (Soaked in enough water for 8 hrs)

    Water – Around 3/4 cup or as required

2. Onion – 1/2 medium, cut into cubes

    Red potato / regular potato – 3 small or 1 medium-sized potato, cut into medium-small cubes

    Carrot – 1 medium-small, cut into medium cubes

    Beans – 10 no:, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

    Snake gourd – 3/4 cup, chopped

    Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Salt – To taste

3. Coconut oil – 1 tbsp

4. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

    Dried red chilies – 1 – 2

    Curry leaves – 1 sprig

    Pearl onions – 8, thinly sliced

5. Grated coconut – 1.5 cup

6. Chilly powder – 3/4 tsp

    Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

    Coriander powder – 1 tsp heaped

    Garam masala powder – 3/4 – 1 tsp


1. Pressure cook the soaked chana with enough water for 1 – 2 whistles or until done. Open after pressure releases.

2. Add the chopped veggies, turmeric powder and little salt to the pressure cooker. Close with the lid and pressure-cook for 1 whistle. Open after pressure releases. Drain excess water and set aside. (It will be tastier if the veggies and white chana are a bit over-cooked).

3. While the veggies are cooking, heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chilies and curry leaves. Add sliced pearl onions and fry until golden. Next add grated coconut and stir-fry continuously until it turns golden brown. Now bring down the heat to low and add all the spice powders numbered 6. Mix well and cook until their raw smell is gone. Finally add the pressure-cooked veggies and mix well. Stir-fry everything for 1 – 2 minutes. Serve this delicious white chana ularthu with rice and other side-dishes.

White chana and veggie ularthu

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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    • Good catch! You’ve got eagle eyes 🙂

      This recipe is actually a modern version of Sadya koottu curry. Learned it during my Kerala trip last month..Hope you will like it!

  • So cute to see your son’s picture on the spoon. God Bless Him. Tried many of your recipes (veg & non veg) Tasty. Thank You

  • Good solution to make kids eat some veggies! white chana is my daughter’s favourite..but she doesn’t like beans and carrot too much..I am going to trick her into eating the veggies with this one! All your recipes are a big hit in my home, Maya.Thanks so much!

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