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Kadala Curry

Swapna Sunil
360 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Kadala curry is a protein packed dish loaded with kala chana n lip smacking smooth lucious gravy of coconut ...Goes well with any roti or rice dishes..

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • Kerala
  • Simmering
  • Blending
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • High Fibre

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 cup kala chana soaked n boiled
  2. 1 Onion Chopped fine
  3. 1/4 cup coconut
  4. 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  5. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  6. 1 tsp red chilli powder
  7. 3 dry red chillies
  8. 8 to 10 pepper corns
  9. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  10. 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  11. 1 tomato diced
  12. 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  13. Salt to taste
  14. 3 tbsp coconut oil
  15. An inch piece ginger
  16. 2 garlic cloves
  17. Water as needed
  18. Cilantro leaves chopped


  1. Soak the kala chana for 4 to 6 hrs or until doubled n plumped up ..later boil them in enough water until soft but not mushy..
  2. Ina small pan add coconut pieces n fry until slightly golden..n cool.. In a blender jar add fried coconut , coriander seeds, red chilli pieces, pepper corns , ginger garlic , garam masala, turmeric, red chilli powder, fennel seeds, diced tomato n grind into fine paste adding water as needed..
  3. In a pan add oil once hot add the chopped onion and a dry red chilli broken into pieces ...saute until onions turn golden..
  4. Now add the ground masala paste and quarter cup of water ..stir well n cook on medium heat until oil oozes out n all the paste is cooked without any raw flavors...
  5. Now add the boiled chana along with its water n cook covered until it attains required consistency or say for about 8 to mins... Lastly add salt stir... Sprinkle with cilantro leaves n serve hot ....

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