You need –
- Black/brown chickpeas – 3/4 cup
- shallots – sliced, 1/2 cup
- Tomato – 1 large
- Mince garlic – 2 teaspoons
- Minced ginger – 2 teaspoons
- Green chili – 1 slit
- Curry leaves – 1 sprig
- Chili powder – 1 teaspoon
- Meat masala – 2 teaspoons
- Turmeric powder –1/4 teaspoon
- Garam masala – 1/4 teaspoon
- Dried red chili – 2
- Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
- Coconut milk – 2 tablespoon
- Whole spices
- Star anise –1
- Green cardamom – 2
- For dry roasting –
- Freshly grated coconut – 1/3 cup (packed)
- Whole black pepper –1 teaspoon
- Coriander seeds – 1.5 tablespoons
Wash the chickpeas in several changes of water and then soak overnight or for at least 8 hours. Pressure cook the peas with enough water till done. Set aside.
Heat a frying pan and dry roast all the ingredients under “For dry roasting” till brown but do not burn them. In a blender, blend the roasted coconut with just enough water to make a fine paste. Set aside.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan and add the mustard seeds, red chili, curry leaves and whole spices. once the seeds have crackled and the spices are fragrant; add the onion, ginger, garlic, green chili and fry till the onions are translucent and the raw smell of ginger garlic is gone.
Now add the Chili powder, Meat masala, Turmeric powder and cook till the oil start to separate. Add the tomatoes, salt and cook till mushy. Add the coconut paste and cook briefly.
Add the cooked peas along with 1.5 cups of chickpeas stock or water. Cook till the gravy has reduced to the constancy as required.
Add the coconut milk, garam masala and stir well. Turn off the heat and serve hot with Puttu, Roti or steamed rice.
24 thoughts on “Kadala curry”
U know what Rekha….I am having puttu and banana now…got up late and lazy to make kadala…but I am taking the advantage of ur post to make my tastebuds feel that I am having kadala too 🙂
Hahaha.. I like that.. look what blogging can do 😉 thank you dear!
Lol on Anupa's comment.We too love karutha kadala curry.
Puttu and kadala curry are my favourite.. Your look yummy.. Nice clicks
Rekha.. looks so tempting. this is one of my mum special.. I normally do it for Appam.. love the lighting of pic
love kadalai curry…looks yummy and perfect….gorgeous clicks……
Tempting kadala curry
Used to dig in when mum used to make during my younger days. I have completed forgotten about kadala curry until I am seeing this fabulous version of yours. Adore (as usual) all those spicy flavors and ahh!! so good in visuals. Btw, my blog has disappeared and I am feeling so lost. It had to do with the auto renewal of the domain and from there, all flopped. Waiting to bid for it for a higher price on Monday.
Very lovely clicks. very flavourful curry
I remember eating this when in Trishur, it is the perfect gravy for Puttu right? I had many times puttu there.. A common breakfast in Kerala. Love the spicy Kadala curry.. this looks just perfect 🙂
Guess what! I'm having kadala curry today. Love the dish in which it is served and the spoon.
hey Rekha..not sure, if I am a first timer here, but my eyes jsut got stuck at that spoon. It goes soo well with the cheratta bowl.. perfect setup !
A traditional dish, love this one. I know that it's a great combination with puttu, but I just love it with rice. Looks yummmo Rekha.Hope your weekend was a great one.
i love the props used!!! so good… such a yum looking kadala curry… eni puttum koodi mathi…
I first time heard this word 'kadala' while my husband and I were on our honey moon to Kerela and Tamil Nadu. A vendor was selling a dry prep.
I would love to try your curry which sounds absolutely terrific with those wonderful spices.
Beautiful pics Rekha. Tempting me to take a spoon of it and put it on my plate.
Drooling pics Rekha… and spoon so lovely.. from where do you get these props..
heee… that was funny i know… thank you girl 🙂
thank you Nithya 🙂
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thank you Beena 🙂
I am so glad you have your Domain back now..and thank you for your kind words Nava 🙂
thank you Nandoo 🙂