Jul 23, 2009

KADALA CURRY

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Chick peas ….. Well known as Kala Channa or kadala or nalla senagalu in Telugu and also well known as desi channa in India. This small nice brown colored Legume is a very good source of protein for vegetarian s and also very high in dietary fiber, very low in fat. In Andhra we use these black chick peas as a type of salad but in other parts of India people make so many delicious recipes with these chick peas. In that list this Kadala curry from Kerala is very famous as a side dish for Puttu or Aappam in the breakfast and here I go with the recipe….. Traditional KADALA CURRY…….
INGREDIENYS:----
Kadala (black chana) ---1 cup

Onions--- 2 nos
Clove--- 4 nos
Cinnamon stick-- 2 inch piece
Small onion--- 5 nos
Garlic chopped--- 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder ---1 tsp
Coriander powder--- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder--- 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut--- 1/2 cup
Curry leaves a few
Salt to taste
coconut oil – 1 tab sp
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METHOD:---
1. Wash and Soak Kadala (black chana) overnight.
2. Cook in a pressure cooker, for 4 whistles.
3. Heat oil in a pan. Add cinnamon, clove and then add grated coconut and fry till coconut turns to brown in color.
4. Add small onion, garlic chopped, chilly powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder.
5. Allow it to cool and grind to a fine paste.
6.Heat oil in a pan.
7. Add sliced onion, and fry, till the onions turn brown.
8. Add few curry leaves and the grind masala and fry.
9. Then add cooked Kadala with water.
10 Let it boil, till the gravy becomes thick.
11. Serve hot with puttu.or Appam even this will go very well with plain rice or pulao (plain)

33 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow.....looks yummy......nice pictures padma....

chakhlere said...

wow!!
Thats yuummy! Its one of my favorite curries.

Varunavi said...

Wow rekha super snap.:)

Gita said...

Wow...thats a lovely picture Rekha...i too make kadala curry the same way...sometimes I even add some garam masala powder :)

Pavithra said...

Oh wow thats fantastic click .. love this curry very much.. Mouthwatering rekha

Nithya said...

Yummy yummy.. this is really a nice dish :)

Smitha said...

Beautiful picture...

Jayashree said...

Iam already drooling at the mention of puttu and kadala curry.....

Sireesha said...

Yummy and makes me hungry....

Lisa said...

Would love to try this. I must replenish my supply of black chickpeas!

Usha said...

Such a wholesome and delicious dish!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy...
awesome...

Padma said...

Looks so yummy and creamy... nice clicks and your new template looks good Rekha :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

nice click....

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks delicious and the photo looks so beautiful....

meeso said...

I just bought a bag of kadala waiting to find a recipe to use... Thanks for posting right on time :) It looks great!

kittymatti said...

mouthwatering! delicious:)

Bergamot said...

the pics are lovely.. very tempting, nice color... the spice quotient is evident...yummy

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy delicious looking gracy

Suparna said...

yummmy...looks so tempting :) snaps are superb!!

Uma said...

mmm. tempting curry! lovely click Rekha!

Chef Jeena said...

Fabulous curry I love the rich dark colour to dip some fresh bread into yum.

DEESHA said...

Kadala curry looks yumm .. nice pics too

Prathibha said...

Yummy curry rekha...looks perfect..My hubby's favourite..

Parita said...

Curry looks mouth watering rekha, i have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award :) pls check my blog

Valarmathi said...

Looks superb. Delicious curry.

Divya Kudua said...

Kadala curry looks divine..cant wait for tomorrow since Puttu-Kadala is our standard Sunday breakfast:)

I make it in a very similar method.Minus the garlic and I use chilly and coriander whole instead of the powders.Rest all the same..yummy!!

Aparna Prabhu said...

I remember having this curry in kerala at boat house...will try it for sure

Lone Acorn said...

My husband loves this chickpea curry. And Congratulations on the award.

Hari Chandana said...

Oh wow.. what a creative clicks... looks soo delicious and spicy... awesome job!!

Sunshinemom said...

Such pretty pictures! I love kadala curry. Great with aapams or puttu. Only I don't make either and have kadala with rotis or rice!

Thanks for sending the lovely dish to MLLA.

Ramya said...

the background of the pic is amazing, nice pic Rekha

shaikh said...

addition of coconut makes this dish something special and different from usually we make withought coconut. thankssuch wonderfull recipe and pictures.