Friday, May 3, 2013

Kadala Curry..........Kerala Style.(Black Chana Dal Curry)

  1. Kadala (Black Chana Dal) - 1 cup
  2. Onion - 1
  3. Green Chilly - 4
  4. Turmeric powder -1/2 Tsp
  5. Coriander powder - 2 Tbsp
  6. Red Chilly powder - 1 Tsp
  7. Grated coconut - 1 cup
  8. Pepper powder - 1/4 Tsp
  9. Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
  1. Oil - 2 Tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/2 Tsp
  3. Shallots - 6
  4. Dry red chilly -2 
  5. Curry Leaves - 2-3 Sprigs
  • Wash and soak black chana overnight, drain and set aside.
  • Pressure cook soaked chana with sliced onions, green chilly, little salt, turmeric (1/4 Tsp)and red chilly powder. Cook it for 3-4 whistles and allow it to cool.
  • In a mixer add grated coconut and 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder. Grind it to a smooth paste.
  • Add a spoonful of cooked chana to the coconut mixture and grind it for a minute to get a fine paste masala.
  • On the flame , place the cooker and add the coconut mixture to the cooked chana and mix well , let it boil.
  • Add coriander, pepper powder and curry leaves. Also add salt if necessary. Let it boil for 2-4 minutes and remove it from gas.

For Tempering: 
  • Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, add shallots, curry leaves. When the shallots brown, add dry red chillies. Saute well and pour over the curry. 
  • Serve hot with puttu, vellappam etc...
Linking this to SIC–South Indian Cooking @ Nivedhams , event by Anu's Healthy Kitchen

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