A traditional dish of Kerala. This goes well with Puttu, Appam and Idiappam.
Varutharacha Kadala curry / Brown Chickpeas / Black ChanaA traditional dish of Kerala. This goes well with Puttu, Appam and Idiappam.Lakshmi Jayakumar
Kadala (Black chana) - soaked overnight (s)
Medium-Size Onion - thinly sliced (s)
Red Chilly Powder
Oil (Preferably Coconut Oil) (s)
Dry Red Chilly (s)
Garam Masala Powder
- Cook the Chana with Onion, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilly powder, salt and water. Mostly takes 3-4 whistles in pressure cooker. Keep this aside.
- In a pan, heat oil and roast the grated coconut till it turns reddish brown color. Add coriander powder to this and saute for 1-2 mins. Switch off and let it cool. Grind to a smooth paste adding 2-3 tbsp water.
- Add the ground paste to the cooked chana and let it boil for 10 mins.
- In a pan, heat some oil, splutter mustard seeds, add dry red chillies and curry leaves and saute for a min. Add this to the rest of the curry and boil till you get the desired consistency. Add Garam masala to this. Add more salt if required.
- Serve hot.