Kerala Kadala Curry | Black Channa Curry



Kerala Kadala Curry - Black Chickpeas In Roasted Coconut Gravy



Ingredients
  •  3/4 cup black chickpeas
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 small green chillies, split in half
  • salt, as needed
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tomato , chopped
 To  roast and grind
  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  •  1/8 tsp fennel seeds(perum jeerakam)
  • 1 tsp whole coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2  whole dry red chillies
 To tamper

  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 3 shallots, sliced
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • curry leaves, few
  • 1 tbs dry coconut chunks (thenga kothu)

 I am getting lots of searches looking for traditional kerala kadala curry and realized its not in my blog So here is my all time favorite kadala curry or black channa curry cooked in roasted coconut gravy topped with roasted coconut chunks,curry leaves and red chillies.A perfect side dish with Kerala palappam, rice porridge , puttu, rice dosa, roti and upma. 
Directions
Soak chickpeas overnight or 2 to 3 hours, cook with enough water adding turmeric powder, chilli powder
, onions , tomato and salt. Mean while dry roast all the ingredients listed under roast  till coconuts are brown in color,  let them cool and grind to a fine paste. Add this to cooked chick peas. Cook for few more minutes . Turn off the heat and prepare tadka. This part is important for this curry to enhance the flavor and aroma. Heat coconut oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Add shallots and  coconut chunks, saute till onions and coconuts slightly change their color. Pour this seasoning over the curry and serve with Vellayappam, puttu, rice porridge etc.
                                 























 

 Sending this to Kerala Kitchen Event May 2012 hosted by   The  cooking doctor




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24 Comments:

Shobha said...

I normally make it Punjabi/Sindhi style... will try this..looks so delicious and spicy..

PrathibhaSreejith said...

One of our family fav too, love both coconut and masala versions. Yummy yumm, beautiful pics as well..

Julie said...

Very delicious n yummy kadala curry , great combo with puttu:-)

Lavanya said...

This is a tasty dish n I love the way u formatted ur post :)
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Suja Manoj said...

Yummy kadala curry,love it with puttu or appam,healthy and filling breakfast.

Akila said...

Wow so yummy... My grandmother is from Kerala n she cooks it so well.... 3 months back she passed away n thus curry reminds me her....

Shanthi said...

Very nice and looks yummm

Subhie Arun said...

yummy n delicious curry..thx for sharing!

Divya Pramil said...

Looks yummy :)
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Happy Cook / Finla said...

Love love kadala curry like this, reminds me of home when we had with puttu, idiyappom you name it mom served it with everything :-)

Spice up the Curry said...

looks yummy, really delicious.

Hari Chandana said...

OMG.. mouth watering here.. looks absolutely amazing dear.. Gr8 job !!
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anusha praveen said...

i ve been looking for this recipe for such a long time now.. looks delicious

radha said...

Will make this tomorrow. I have run out of veggies but I have the black channa. Just as I was figuring out what to make for lunch tomorrow.

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Jehanne said...

Thank you Vrinda for linking it to KK event..the dish looks utterly delicious and definitely will try it out soon:-)

Gayathri NG said...

Delicious looking curry...

Priya said...

Excellent and definitely an inviting curry..Makes me nostalgic.

radha said...

Made this. very nice. Thanks

Shabbu said...

yummy kadala curry...
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Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

yummy kadala curry.puttum kadalayum pinne pappadavum.yummy

Jenn Kendall said...

oh wow, this looks so good!

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apexsha said...

Wow....superb recipe...totally loved the taste.. thanks aton for sharing such a fabulous recipe. god bless

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