Varutharacha Kadala curry / Brown Chickpeas / Black Chana

Varutharacha Kadala curry / Brown Chickpeas / Black Chana

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.

Summary

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  • CourseSide dish
  • CuisineKerala
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time45 minutesPT0H45M
  • Total Time45 minutesPT0H45M

Ingredients

Kadala (Black chana) - soaked overnight (s)
2 Cups
Medium-Size Onion - thinly sliced (s)
2
Turmeric Powder
¼ Teaspoon
Red Chilly Powder
½ Tablespoon
Salt
Coriander Powder
1 Tablespoon
Grated Coconut
½ Cup
Oil (Preferably Coconut Oil) (s)
2 Tablespoons
Mustard seeds
½ Teaspoon
Curry Leaves
Dry Red Chilly (s)
2
Garam Masala Powder
½ Tablespoon

Steps

  1. Cook the Chana with Onion, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilly powder, salt and water. Mostly takes 3-4 whistles in pressure cooker. Keep this aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the ground paste to the cooked chana and let it boil for 10 mins.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve hot.