Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kadala (Black Chana) Curry


Kadala (Chick peas ) - 2 cup
Onion chopped - 2 big
Tomato chopped – 1 big
Garlic – 2 tbsp
Ginger – 1 1/2 tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tbsp
Curry leaves - few
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
Dry red chillies – 2-3 pcs
Salt to taste


Wash and soak the kadala overnight atleast for 8 hours. Cook kadala in pressure cooker using 2 cup water until soft. Allow it to cool, grind 1/2 cup kadala to a smooth paste using little water. Crush ginger and garlic in grinder. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, when it is starts splutter add curry leaves and red chilli. Then add crushed ginger and garlic, when the raw smell goes add chopped onion and salt, saute well. Add chopped tomato. When the oil appears on the top, add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and pepper powder and stir well. Add cooked kadala and mix it well. When its starts boil, add grinded kadala into this, Cook in low flame at least 05- 10 minutes or until the gravy is thick. Serve hot with puttu or chappathi.


  1. Wowwwww.. very healthy...looks soo tempting.. :)

  2. the curry looks delicious...first time here....u hv a lovely space...appretiate ur feedback/suggestions.comments on my blog
    sanyukta gour

  3. Thanks Jaisy for following , You have a lovely space. I'll be back for more.

  4. lovely recipe :) thanks for sharing :)

  5. yummy Kadala curry... would love this w/ puttu...

  6. thank u all for ur lovely comments

  7. Jaisy,

    Kadala curry looks really nice.