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Mar 07, 2018







Craving for a spicy delight that will bring a wave of amazing flavors in your mouth? If yes, then Kadala Curry Recipe will be the perfect dish to combat your cravings. Try this Chickpea Curry recipe by Preetha in Tamil and make tonight's dinner a meal to remember.


    (A)Brown chana- 1 cup, soaked (not boiled )
    Shallots- ¼ cup, peeled and halved
    Salt to taste
    Water enough to cover chana
    1 teaspoon Dhania powder
    1 teaspoon Red chili powder
    ½ teaspoon pepper powder
    ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
    ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
    (B)For paste:
    Oil- 1 tablespoon
    Shallots- ¼ cup, whole
    1-inch ginger, roughly chopped
    4 to 5 cloves garlic
    ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
    Grated Coconut- ½ cup
    Coriander seeds- 1 tablespoon
    (C)For tempering:
    Mustard seeds- 1teaspoon
    Dry red chili- 2 nos
    Curry leaves


Combine chana with red chili powder, turmeric, pepper powder, coriander seed powder, salt, and water.
Cook in a pressure cooker for 4 to 6 whistles till soft.
In another pan, heat oil.
Add fennel seeds, coriander seeds, ginger, garlic, shallots, coconut, garam masala powder and sauté on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes till coconut gets toasted.
Cool and grind into a paste.
In a pan, combine boiled chana, paste and enough water for curry.
Simmer on low flame for 8 to 10 minutes. Check for salt.
Prepare to temper with oil, mustard, curry leaves and chili.
Pour over simmering curry and serve hot with appams, parotta, puttu or rice.

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Preetha’s endeavour is to promote south Indian cuisine through her YouTube channel, Dakshin Curry. She absolutely loves curry leaves, and can fit them happily into in any recipe. For those of you who curse the poor thing, dry roast and powder them or use them in your dishes and enjoy the health benefits she says.

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