Monday, February 3, 2014

Easy Kadala Curry ~ Easy Black Channa Curry..

We Keralites are known to have heavy breakfast.. be it appam with stew, noolputtu with mutta roast, idli or dosa with sambaar and chutney , pathiri with meen mulakittathu , all are healthy, tasty and nutritionally well balanced. Today my dish is a famous Breakfast, which none of the mallu's will say 'No'...Puttu n Kadala Curry. Though i have posted a Kadala Curry before.. This is an easy one , which can also accompanied with chapathis, appam, breads,etc.. Bachelor's can easily prepare this.So here goes the recipe...
  1. Black channa - 1/4 cup
  2. Onion sliced - 2
  3. Tomato - 1 Big
  4. Turmeric powder - 1/2 Tsp
  5. Red chilly powder - 1 Tsp
  6. Coriander powder - 2 Tsp
  7. Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
  8. Coconut Oil - 1/2 Tbsp
  9. Mustard Seeds - 1 Tsp
  10. Dry red chilly - 2
  11. Curry Leaves - 2 Sprigs
  12. Salt- as needed

  • Wash and soak channa in enough water overnight.
  • Pressure cook it with salt and a little turmeric powder. Cook for 4-5 whistles.(This may vary.)
  • Heat a kadai with coconut oil, splutter mustard seeds, add dry red chilly and a sprig of curry leaves.(You can increase the spiciness, i use a very hot red chilly powder)
  • Add onion, saute till onion are soft and translucent. Now add in the tomatoes chopped. Saute until tomatoes are soft but not very mushy.
  • Now add in all the masala powders. Saute till he raw smell of masalas goes (just for 2 minutes.).
  • Add coconut to it. Mix it well with the masala's.
  • Now add this to the cooked black channa and pressure cook for one more whistle.
  • Open the cooker  , mix well and add curry leaves to it. (If you want, you can cook for more to reduce the gravy and make it semi or dry curry) .
  • Serve with puttu (steamed rice cake) or an roti's.
Sending this recipe to South Indian Cooking hosted by nandoo an event by Anu . also to WTML hosted by Motions and emotions event organised by Gayathri's Cooks Spot



  1. enganeyulla oru combination vereyundo??? drooling here...

  2. yes definitely a easy way to make kadala curry

  3. Yum yummy. loved ur presantation

  4. A very healthy and delicious kadala curry....

  5. Puttum kadalayum lovely .......looks so tasty

  6. easy to make and tasty kadala curry. Lovely.

  7. Lovely kadala curry..My all time Fav .

  8. Yummy putu and kadala curry... too good

  9. Puttu and kadala curry is one such comfort food that I can indulge in everyday....Love the clicks...u just left me hungry

  10. nice clik..n kadala curry looks delicious

  11. wow lovely recipe! Gonna try it...Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks so much .. don give me the review if u try it and do send me the photos....through maill...

  12. Thank u all for those wonderful comments.....


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