Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Kerala kadala curry / Black chickpeas curry

Kerala kadala curry / Black chickpeas curry

  Puttu is the iconic breakfast dish of Kerala.Puttu with kadala curry is considered as one of the healthy breakfast dishes.

Kerala kadala curry / Black chickpeas curry

 You can take this kadala curry with puttu appam or idiappam

Kerala kadala curry / Black chickpeas curry


  • Chiickpeas / kadala : 1 cup
  • Onion (chopped ) : 1 big
  • Ginger (crushed ) :1/2 " piece
  • Garlic (crushed ) : 4 cloves
  • Green chillies :2
  • Turmeric powder : 1/4 tspn
  • Chilly powder : 1 tspn
  • Coriander powder : 1 tblspn
  • Garam masla powder : 1 tspn
  • Salt

To temper :

  • Mustard seeds /kaduku : 1/2 tspn
  • Fennel / perum jeerakam : 1/2 tspn
  • Sliced coconut pieces : 2 tblspn
  • Curry leaves : 2 springs
  • Coconut oil 


  • Soak kadala over night and cook it with salt and turmeric powder till it turn soft(If you are using pressure cooker Keep the flame in simmer mode after the first whistle and cook it for 20 minutes)
  • Don't forget to add enough water.
  • Keep the cooked kadala aside with water.
  • Heat a pan with oil and add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Now add fennel and wait for few seconds.
  • Add curry leaves and sliced cocout pieces.
  • Now add chopped onion and green chillies.
  • Sauté it well till the onion turn light golden colour.
  • Add crushed ginger and garlic.Wait until it leaves the raw smell.
  • Now add chilly powder,coriander powder and garam masala powder.Mix it well.
  • Now add cooked kadala to it together with the cooked  water.
  • Check for salt if neede add little salt .
  • Keep the stove in simmer mode and close the pan with its lid.
  • When the curry reaches the right consisitency switch off the stove and serve the kadala curry with puttu or appam
Kerala kadala curry / Black chickpeas curry

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  1. Wow...My moms fav recipe...we get this when ever we visit kerala...Puttu with kadala curry is so tempting!!! Pls post puttu recipe

    1. Ree already I posted it..:) both wheat puttu and ragi puttu..with the same recipe you can prepare rice flour puttu too

  2. I would love to have with it with lots of rice. The spicy and thick gravy is very inviting.

  3. The curry looks so delicious, my fav combo with rice and rasam :)

  4. wow looks yummy. I must try it out.


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