Monday, November 7, 2011

Kadala Curry / Chana Curry

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and now energised for a great week ahead. Today's recipe is a Kadala or Chana curry which is a typical sidedish with Puttu (steamed rice flour). This combination is very popular in Kerala and makes an excellent breakfast. Another combo is Puttu and Cherupayar or Green gram curry which I have already explained here in the Oats Puttu recipe. Both the Kadala and Cherupayar curries are awesome combos with Puttu and we love them equally. This Kadala/Chana curry can also be served along with Chapathi or Dosas as well. The coconut is fried along with spices, then ground and added which gives a special flavour to this delicious curry. Usually black chana is used for this curry, but I have used Kabuli chana which is our family favourite.



What you need?

1.5 cup Chana/Kadala
1 Onion chopped
2 Tomatoes chopped
3/4 cup shredded Coconut
1 tsp Chilli powder
1.5 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
5-6 Curry Leaves
2 tsp Oil
Salt


How to prepare?

Soak the chana or kadala overnight, pressure cook with sufficient water and keep aside.

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. Saute the coconut until light brown. Now add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala, saute on a low flame until raw smell goes. Allow this mixture to cool. Grind this to a smooth thick paste in a blender by adding a little water.

Heat again a tsp of oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Saute onions, ginger-garlic paste and curry leaves until the onions turn pink. Now add the tomatoes and cook till tender. Add the cooked chana and add some water ( can also use water in which chana was cooked). Now add salt and let this boil. On a low flame, add the coconut mixture and combine everything well. Cook for a couple of minutes and garnish with coriander leaves if you desire. Serve hot as a sidedish ideally for Puttu or with rotis, poori or dosa.


Sending this to Kerala Kitchen event hosted by Fajeeda , original event announcement here.



and also to Healthy Cooking Challenge - Lunch event hosted by Kavi, initiated by Smitha





38 Tasty Comments:

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Yumm and Creamy Kadalai Curry Dear.Deliciously done

Shireen Sequeira said...

Yum Kadala curry - bookmarking this Sobha! By the way, I tried your egg puffs & they were fabulous. Sadly the puff pastry that my husband bought from abroad (we don't get it here) was partially melted & turned into a mess, so i had to re-roll out the dough like chapathis & fold, but the masala was great, thanks for the recipe!

Sumee said...

Hmm.. interesting variation to the chana curry.. Looks delicious

Ms.Chitchat said...

Love this curry any time,ur version sounds nice.

Aarthi said...

This looks really good..Mouthwatering dear..Thanks for the recipe .will try soon..

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Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking curry

R said...

looks very yummy.

Square Meals said...

Nice post!

Nalini's Kitchen said...

looks yummy and mouth watering...

sangee vijay said...

chickpea curry looks super inviting...color itself tempts me a lot...lovely recipe!!

julie said...

Delicious and healthy curry..yummy yum,I like the kabuli chana with chapatis!!

Alpana said...

very interesting recipe.....will surely try.

Lavanya Selvaraj said...

Looks very delicious!

-Lavanya.
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Suja said...

Looks super delicious and creamy..yummy kadala curry

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Very delicious and tempting one.

aipi said...

This has to be bookmarked,what a great variation!
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Priya (elaichii) said...

Yummy curry, my fav combo with puttu!

Babli said...

Innovative and unique recipe. Chana curry looks creamy, yummy and tempting.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious creamy curry...

SouthIndianHome said...

Kadala curry looks delicious and yummy

Gayathri NG said...

Hmm a scrumptious dish...looks tempting dear...

Rinku Naveen said...

My fav..puttu kadala. My menu for tomorrow's breakfast. :) Loved it

Vidhya said...

Awesome curry.Yesterday I tried your oats puttu and I loved it.

Tina said...

delicious curry...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Flavourful and yummy curry

Nandini said...

Wow! Nice and yummy curry! Must be aromatic!

Priti said...

Nice recipe ...looks very yum

Priya's Feast said...

Yummy kadai curry ,sobha...luv the hint of curry leaves

Treat and Trick said...

Love your preparation, looks yummy!

Priya said...

Puttu and kadala curry,i can have it anytime,curry looks inviting.

Vani said...

Seems new to me..looks so delicious!

vineetha said...

Had puttu and cherupayar today, I prepare both cherupayar and kadala for puttu ,one more combination that we eat is vegetable stew :)

divya said...

Wow they looks super irresistible, fantastic..

Amina Khaleel said...

chana curry looks delicious..

Kavi... said...

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Anonymous said...

Tried this recipe today it was good and went well rotis.

Sobha Shyam said...

Thanks a lot for the feedback. Keep visiting my space.

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