Thursday, August 12, 2010

Kadala Curry




Puttu with kadala curry is a popular breakfast item in Kerala. We used to have this as a breakfast item atleast once a week. Puttu is kind of dry and so the kadala curry is prepared with a lot of gravy. My mom used to boil the left over kadala curry until the masala sticks on to the kadala with little gravy and that was a yummy side dish for the dinner. I love to have this curry along with pathiri, idyappam, appam, chapathi or even dosa. This one can be declared as the common side dish for any breakfast item.



Ingredients:

Kadala (Black chick pea)      --    1 cup
Turmeric powder                  --    ½ tsp
Coriander powder                --    1 tsp
Coriander – Chilly powder mix        --    1 - 2 tbsp
Finely Chopped Onions        --    1 medium onion
Green chillies                        --    3 -4
Tomato                                --    ½ of a medium size
Shredded Coconut               --   ½ cup
Mustard seeds                     --   ½ tsp
Curry leaves                        --   1 stem
Red chillies                          --   2
Small onions (Shallots)         --   2
Oil                                      --    2 tbsp
Salt                                     --   to taste

Serves - 4 

Preparation of chick pea Curry:

Soak the chick pea in water overnight.

Fry the shredded coconut until dark brown and then grind it to a fine paste/liquid form.

Pressure cook the chick pea for 3 -4 whistles.

Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onions and green chillies. Once the onions are translucent add the chopped tomatoes and fry until they are squishy. Add the turmeric powder, coriander powder and the masala powder. Fry for a minute.

 

Add the cooked chick pea along with the excess water.

At times, I add finely chopped onions, green chillies, tomato, turmeric powder, coriander powder and masala powder along with the chick peas while pressure cooking.  

Add salt and the ground coconut and let it boil. Add water if required or let it boil until the extra water is evaporated as per the required consistency of the gravy. 


Add the curry leaves. Fry the mustard seeds, chopped shallots and red chillies in oil and garnish the curry. Serve hot



27 comments:

  1. that looks lovely..gorgeous color !

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  2. Amazing clicks and loved the kadala curry recipe. Different and interesting.

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  3. Hello dear....the dish looks awesome with lovely pics....wud soon try this...very tempting...

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  4. curry looks really delicious n spicy ...

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  5. Wow this is one of the most comforting foods I should say ... gravy looks scrumptious

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  6. Kadala curry adipoli Nitha, I love them with my puttu.

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  7. drooling kadala curry...love to have now... lovely..

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  8. looks wonderful.. perfect for appom.. super clicks too.

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  9. Wow... just love it.... superb clicks dear... First time here and you have a wonderful blog.... added urs to mine blog list...

    http://www.akilaskitchen.blogspot.com

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  10. oh yeah i love puttu and kadala:)

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  11. Looks awesome...I've never tried to make it like this- we use a different set of masalas for these (black) chick peas. I like that its a very healthy dish, delicious and wholesome.

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  12. Puttum kadalayum ente ishtam ulla breakfast anu..KAdala curry super aytund...

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  13. Channa sabji looks yum and thanks for visiting my blog..u hav a wonderful blog ...love to follow

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  14. Looks so tempting .I love it very much

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  15. That is really yummy and healthy, looks great....

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  16. Our fav breakfast combo....kadala looks fabulous da

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  17. kadala curry looks delicious...i was planning to make this tomorrow...

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  18. First time in ur blog..oru malayaleeye koode kandu..grt grt..adipoli blog anu ttoo..pics oke kandu vellam irakki !! samyam kitum recipes oke vishadamayi nokkam too..

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  19. Love it..puttum kadalayum, my all time favorite breakfast.

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  20. Kadala curry looks good and perfect. Nice combo for puttu and pazham.

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  21. wow so deliicous kadala curry thats best with puttu.. feel to have the same yummy yum

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  22. just need puttu to go with this yum kadala curry !

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  23. this is my favourite with puttu! very well captured!

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  24. Ahaa, ente favorite..Last week undakkiyatheyullu puttun kadala curryum..Nice recipe and pictures, Nitha..

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