Kadala Puzhukku / Black Chickpeas Yucca Curry

  • 1 cup black chickpeas
  • 2 cup yucca or tapioca pieces
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chicken masala
  • 1/2 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 slit green chili
  • 1 whole dry red chilli
  • curry leaves to garnish
  • coriander leaves to garnish
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds to garnish
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1-2 shallots, chopped
Soak black Chickpeas in water for 3 -4 hours . Pressure cook yuccas with 4 cups of water, little bit of salt
and turmeric up to 1 whistle. Drain the water from the cooked yuccas and keep aside. Now pressure cook soaked black channas along with cooked yuccas, green chillies, turmeric powder, gingerpieces and chicken masala and 2 cups of water up to 2-3 whistles. Once thepressure is released mix everything well and cook for few more minutes till the gravy becomes thick (add water if it is too thick, note that the gravy will thicken when it cools down). Heat 2 tsp of coconut oil in a small pan and splutter mustard seeds, followed by cumin seeds, red chillies,curry leaves and shallots . Pour this over the puzhukku. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.Serve with porridge, dosas, rice or puttu.


  1. wow - looks so yum....
    I love that black channa - never knew it could be paired with tapioca...

  2. This looks like a yummy curry - I've never seen black chickpeas before, so neat!

  3. So delish looking curry, never tried anything with tapioca. looks good.

  4. Very different combo Vrinda... looks yummy...

  5. that's a delicious curry Vrinda!!!

  6. Mmm i like this combo will try it soon..looks so good , lovely color to the gravy and yummy too

  7. Please accept the award. Its in my Blog.

  8. Pretty innovative and delicious looking combo

  9. Never tried kadala-tapioca combination...luv the addition of chicken masala...
    gravy looks so spicy&thick.....must try

  10. Curry looks perfect for rice! lovely color!

  11. Very traditional recipe. I love tapioca n it's been ages since I had some. Nalla curry.

  12. Thats a yummy combo for sure..black peas are the one i love..totally yummy.

  13. Kadala puzhukku...

    This appears to be a new name for me...
    I think this is same as the kappa kanji that my friend Biga prepared accidently...

    But your pictures say it will be tasty too...
    thanks for sharing...

  14. Lovely curry Vrinda! I have never tried this combination yet. Must have tasted delicious and goes well with Puttu! I make a slightly similar version which we call it Kootukari with black kadala, yam and roasted coconut mixture. I need to try this :)

  15. Thanks for the comment Vrinda..

    This was a new dish for me and nice to know it exists in malabar areas... I will try preparing it..

    Regarding Biga's kappa kanji you can visit the following blogpost for our akkidikal at kitchen...

    That is about a problem faced by several kitchen starters...


  16. i just made black chana !!!will make yours next looks great

  17. Never tried this combo. Looks delicious:).

  18. Yummy dish! Looks gorgeous :)

  19. Never tried this combination dear, the curry looks sooo yum.

  20. hearty curry with chunks of yucca and chickpeas,yum!

  21. Thanx again for ur lovely comments...
    Pooja : Kootucurry is totally different from kadala puzhukku,This is a popular dish in Kannur area,bast with Kanji..U can make the same with cherupayar also without chicken masala...Try it and let me know...


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