Friday, December 2, 2011

Kadala Curry/ Black Chana curry



Black Chana 1 cup
Onion 1/2 sliced fine
Ginger garlic paste 1tbsp
Green Chillies 3 cut lengthwise
Red Chilly Powder 1 tsp
Hot Chilly Powder 1tsp
Coriander powder 2tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Tomato 1
Coconut Milk 1 cup (optional)
Coconut Oil

Method :

Cook the chana well with adequate water, salt, 1 garlic pod, 1 green chillies,  1/2 tsp garam masala.
Saute the onions in oil in a pan.
When they are brownish add ginger garlic paste, green chillies,curry leaves and saute for 2 mins.
Add the powders, when the raw smell is gone add sliced tomatoes and saute well.
When masala is mixed up, add cooked chana. Add the gravy also.
Stir well in low flame.
You can avoid ading coconut milk, if you prefer. Adjust the consistency by adding hot water.
Else add 1/2 - 1 cup coconut milk. 
Goes well with ari puttu, appams, chappathys, etc.


  1. Really love this traditional kadala curry..wonderful preparation.

  2. looks very tempting and delicious. Lovely dish.

  3. Lovely and yummy curry. I love this with putt.