Kerala Style Chickpea / Kadala curry

Chickpea simmered in coconut milk with ginger-garlic and spices. Brown Chickpea is mostly preferred for this recipe. Puttu with kadala curry is a comfort breakfast for any Malayalee. It can also be served with Idiyappam, Appam, Porotta and any Indian bread.

Kerala Style Chickpea / Kadala curryChickpea simmered in coconut milk with ginger-garlic and spices. Brown Chickpea is mostly preferred for this recipe. Puttu with kadala curry is a comfort breakfast for any Malayalee. It can also be served with Idiyappam, Appam, Porotta and any Indian bread.

Summary

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  • Coursebreakfast
  • Cuisinekerala
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time45 minutesPT0H45M
  • Total Time45 minutesPT0H45M

Ingredients

Brown Chickpea / Kadala
1 cup
Pressure cook
Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp
Chilly powder
1/2 tsp
Salt
Masala
Onion (large)
1 number
Green chilly
2 numbers
Curry leaves
1 sprig
Salt
Ginger-garlic (grinded)
1 1/2 tbsps
Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp
Chilly powder
1 tbsp
Coriander powder
1 tbsp
Aniseed powder
1 teaspoon
Garam masala
1 tsp
Tomato (medium)
1 number
Thick coconut milk
2 cups
Coriander leaves (optional)
2 sprig
Coconut oil / vegetable oil
Seasoning
Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
1 sprig
Shallots
3 numbers
Dried red chilly
2 numbers
Coconut oil / vegetable oil

Steps

  1. Soak chickpea in 2 cups water overnight for around 10 - 11 hours.
    Kerala Style Chickpea / Kadala curry
  2. Add chickpea in cooker along with turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt (ingredients listed under Pressure cook). Cook it until chickpea is done. It will take up to 4-5 whistles.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add sliced onion, green chili, curry leaves and salt into it. Saute it well until onion is soft and translucent. Adding salt helps the onion saute faster.
    Kerala Style Chickpea / Kadala curry
  4. Grind ginger and garlic. Add ginger - garlic paste and saute well.
    Kerala Style Chickpea / Kadala curry
  5. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder, aniseed powder and garam masala and then continue sauteing. Add chopped tomatoes. Cook it until tomatoes are done.
    Kerala Style Chickpea / Kadala curry
  6. Add thick coconut milk and coriander leaves. Add coriander leaves only if you like the flavor.
    Kerala Style Chickpea / Kadala curry
  7. Add cooked chickpea and adjust salt. Stir it and bring it to boil.
    Kerala Style Chickpea / Kadala curry
  8. Seasoning - Heat oil in a small pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves, chopped shallots and dried red chilly. Saute it for a minute and add it to the curry. Enjoy with puttu, idiyappam, Appam, porotta or any other Indian bread:)
    Kerala Style Chickpea / Kadala curry