Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Kadala curry/ Black chana curry (Serves 4)

Kadala curry

Todays recipe is one of the easiest and tastiest curries and is a regular in most households of Kerala on their breakfast table. This is my mother in law’s (I love u, Amma) recipe and it calls for a very few common ingredients and takes very short time to cook. Puttu and kadala curry is an ultimate combination and is a well preferred breakfast combo in Kerala…Enjoy!!!

Black chana/ kadala 1 ½ cups
Grated coconut ½ cup
Garlic 2 cloves, sliced
Red chilly powder ½ TBSP
Coriander powder 1 TBSP
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Curry leaves a handful
Salt as needed

Preparation

Wash the black chana well and soak it at least for 6 hours. Drain and cook the chana with salt in a pressure cooker with 2 cups water for 2 whistles. Allow the pressure to release by itself and set aside.

Puttu and kadala curry

Heat a non stick pan at medium high flame and add the grated coconut, garlic and curry leaves. Sauté this until the coconut starts to slightly change its color to light brown. Reduce flame and add red chilly powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Sauté again until raw smell from the powders are all gone. Switch off flame and allow the mixture to cool down. Grind this to a smooth paste adding little water, if needed. Add the ground coconut to the cooked chana and switch the stove back ON. Mix well to incorporate and cook it for another 15- 20 minutes at medium heat. Keep the kadala curry covered until ready to serve. This curry is best served with puttu and will also be great with idiyappam, appam and rotis..

Notes: If you prefer, add a tablespoon of sliced shallots along with coconut while frying. This adds more flavor to the curry..

Varutharacha Kadala curry

Cheers!!!
Suji

41 comments :

  1. My fav anytime..comfort food all through out!

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  2. That looks super delicious - I usually prefer this to white channa -and use it mostly!

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  3. Puttum kadala curryum....ente favorite aanu...:) It indeed is the ultimate combo....

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  4. I love this combo ..whenever i head to kerala this is a must for me.the clicks r making me more tempting..

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  5. delicious combination looks wonderful

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  6. Kadala curry looks delicious. Puttu koode kitiyal kollam.

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  7. Yumm, very tempting and mouthwatering ...

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  8. I love black channa, love those cuties..Yummy curry suji.. Have to make this curry soon

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  9. healthy soul food...goes so well with hot puris

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  10. Very inviting kadala curry, can have anytime with anything..

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  11. Suji,this looks so yummy,we make this in the north but that is a different recipe ,and Manasi loves kala chana, so I am looking forward to trying it your way:)

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  12. Wonderful curry loved the ingredients used:)

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  13. Yummy curry,ur presentation n picture makes me drool here...

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  14. droooooooling and mouthwatering curry with amazing pics...yummmm

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  15. WOW, thats fabulous..looks just like in a restaurant..love the kadalai curry.

    Aaha Oho

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  16. Close-up shot of the chana curry makes me drool badly here! WOW ;)

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  17. Awesome clicks and inviting Kadala curry!

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  18. ooh.. my favorite chana curry! now i must make it soon too!

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  19. Droolworthy pics, tempts me to grab a bite.

    FOODELICIOUS

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  20. This is one of my fav..your version sounds yum n nice clicks

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  21. Flavourful curry....want to try ur version

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  22. Adipoli curry dear, quick and simple,my favorite with puttu.

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  23. Super tempting curry, Shyama..Ethu sadharana varutharacha kadala curryekaal nalla simple annallo..Ennelum try cheyyame..

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  24. wow super kadala curry....ennikya kodiavunnu

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  25. Amazing aytund kadala curry, very very simple and a great outcome :-)

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    Aaha Oho

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  27. Innale eniku comment send akunnillarunnu suji... kadala curry nokki kure neram irunnu thirichupoyi angane :) enotoru bhangi kanan ...Pinne itil kaduku varuthidulle ?

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  28. i was aabout to post this..nw i kept in draft.. anyway same pinch :)..i make in the same way..

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  29. i loved this...its perfectly arranged in a muffin set...its looking more delicious n beautiful...

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  30. Love this esp with puttu..njanum ingane thanne aanu ketto undakkaru, when I'm in no mood to press the coconut milk :-)

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  31. nannayittundu............ aashamsakal........

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  32. kollaloo...ende fav combo....kandittu thanne kothi aakunnu......manam evide vare ethiyathu poole thonnunnu...

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  33. Protein packed yummy kadala curry.

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  34. I've had puttu and kadala curry when I visited Kerala and yes, it is a wonderful classic. And yours looks absolutely right on. Its lunch time here and this is not doing me any good - I have boring leftovers for lunch! :(

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