Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kerala Kadala Curry (with sprouted black channa)


This curry was in my to-do list for long time. Today, when I was thinking about a side dish forchapathi, all of a sudden this curry flashed in my mind. Although, I know that in Kerala they serve it with Puttu or Idiyappam or Appam, I prepared this aromatic, delicious and healthy curry as a side dish for chapathi. The combo tasted great together. There is some leftover curry and tomorrow, we are going to have it with Idiyappam :-) I made it bit more healthy with sprouted kala channa.

Ingredients :

1. Sprouted Black Channa - 1 Cup (Cooked)
2. Onion - 1/2 Cup (Finely Chopped)
3. Tomato - 2 (Finely Chopped)
4. Coconut - 1/2 Cup (Grated)
5. Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
6. Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp or adjust to your taste
7. Garam Masala - 1 tsp
8. Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
9. Mustard - 1 tsp
10. Red Chilly - 2 (Broken)
11. Curry Leaf - A few
12. Coriander - For garnishing
13. Oil - 1 tbs





Procedure :

1. In a pan, add oil. Then add coconut. Fry till the colour changes to light yellow.
2. Add coriander powder, red chilly powder and garam masala. Mix well.
3. Keep in low flame till with constant stirring till raw smell of masala is gone.
4. Cool and dry grind. Keep aside.
5. In a pan, add 1 tsp of oil. Splutter mustard. Then add red chilly, fry for a minute.
6. Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl. Keep aside.
7. In the same pan, add remaining oil. Add ginger-garlic paste. Fry till the raw smell is gone.
8. Now, add onion, tomato and curry leaves. Fry well till onion colour is changed.
9. Add turmeric powder. Mix well.
10. Add the cooked kala channa and salt. Add water, mustard, red chilly and ground coconut masala. Mix well.
11. Close the pan with lid. Medium the stove. Let the content get thicken.
12. Garnish with chopped coriander.
13. Serve hot with Puttu or Appam or Rice.


This participates in this "CWF - LB : Chickpeas", an event guest hosted by me and started byKiran.


Also, goes to Priya's "Let's Sprout" Event and Simona's MLLA # 26, an event started by Susan




29 comments:

Mahi said...

wowww!!! nice curry nithu!yummmmmmm! :P :P

Nitha said...

Curry looks delicious.. Believe me .. I have the same in my drafts.. And the curry in the same kinda Pyrex dish :)

Kiran said...

Sprouted Chana curry looks very delicious.Loved the ingredients in coconut masala.

Latha said...

Love this curry....goes well with appam.

divya said...

that looks super good.. fantastic clicks

Satya said...

sprouted chana curyy looks so delicious ...love the ingredients used in it

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that looks wonderful, I have heard a lot about it.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

this sound really yummy!

Pavithra Srihari said...

hmm more heathier by sprouting it ... loved this

Jay said...

Lovely recipe Nithu dear. Like the way you presented. Makes me drool...

Rekha shoban said...

my fav one....perfect combo with pootu..

kitchen queen said...

Superb Nitu can I have the entire bowl to myself? I am so hungry and this is very tempting.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

never had this curry nithu,by seeing urs,tempt to have it...luks delicious...

Vrinda said...

Curry looks delish..will try with sprouted kadala soon..

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

healthy & nice curry....

Shama Nagarajan said...

i love this..nice curry..have posted a similar recipe long back

Torviewtoronto said...

looks delicious lovely colour

Priya (elaichii) said...

Kollam! It goes well with puttu too!

Sadhana said...

Hey..this is really superb dear..very healthy too...love the attractive pic

swapna said...

Curry looks yummy...

Krishnaveni said...

delicious curry, yum yum

Aparna S Mallya said...

I like coconut based curries. Yr curry looks yummy!

Soma Pradhan said...

Yummy ...looks fabulous

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Quite famous dish,but i have not tasted b4,sounds gud!

Rachana said...

Delicious curry! Yumm!

Kamalika said...

Looks delicious....

phanitha said...

lovely..! will try it soon...

Simona said...

It looks very good. I wish I could taste it! Thanks for participating.

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely colour,gravy looks yummy...