Kadala Puzhukku / Black Chickpeas Yucca Curry


Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
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.

24 Comments:

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

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

5 Star Foodie said...

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

Ann said...

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

Padma said...

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

ARUNA said...

that's a delicious curry Vrinda!!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

looks colourful....

Pavithra said...

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

Ann said...

Please accept the award. Its in my Blog.

sree said...

Pretty innovative and delicious looking combo

mangala said...

WOW!NICE RECIPE..LOOKS YUMMY!

sangi said...

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

Parita said...

Curry looks perfect for rice! lovely color!

Smitha said...

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

Ann said...

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

Abhilash Pillai said...

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...

Pooja said...

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 :)

Abhilash Pillai said...

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...

http://abhilifelapazzo.blogspot.com/2009/07/our-akkidikal-in-kitchen-from-aviyal-to.html

Karen R Mendonca said...

Yum!! This looks appetizing.

Chow and Chatter said...

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

Dhanya said...

Never tried this combo. Looks delicious:).

Uma said...

Yummy dish! Looks gorgeous :)

Faiza Ali said...

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

Yasmeen said...

hearty curry with chunks of yucca and chickpeas,yum!

Vrinda said...

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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