Kerala kadala curry

This recipe is adapted from Jugalbandi's version with some changes.


1 1/2 cup soaked and cooked brown chickpeas
2 potatoes
Salt to taste
2 tsp oil
1/4 cup dry coconut powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Few curry leaves
Finely chopped coriander
1/2 tsp mustard seeds


1 tbsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3 red chillies
A small piece of cinnamon
2-3 cloves

Dry roast the masala ingredients and dry coconut powder seperately. Grind it along with turmeric and 1/4 cup of cooked chickpeas.

Heat oil, add mustard and curry leaves. When it splutters, add the potato cubes, salt, cooked chickpeas and masala paste.

Let it get cooked on slow flame for some time. When the potatoes are done, garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rotis/puttu.

Chickpeas have a very high protein content apart from being rich in fiber. It helps in reduction of cholesterol as well.

This protein rich side dish is my entry to the Eat Healthy: Protein Rich event hosted by Sangeeth.


Finla said...

Yeah I too made this from jugalbandi and it ws really delicious. I did exactly as they did and mine waas thicker.
This looks delicious too.
I had send u my mail with the event entry , hope u got it

Asha said...

YUM! I want some now EC, ship!:)

Kalai said...

Absolutely gorgeous curry, EC!! Love it! :)

Suganya said...

WOW... Love to have some puttu with it... YUM!

Sum Raj said...

its soo yum...onemore thing i need is the puttu....

Sagari said...

deleciouss curry ,

hope u like ginger dal as much as I do

Uma said...

delicious. I love it with rotis.

Sangeeth said...

yummy recipe! Thanks for sending it toeat healthy :)

EC said...

Thanks Happy cook..ya, i got ur mail, thanks

@ Asha...I wish I could really do that..

Thanks Kalai,Sukanya, Suma, Sagari, Uma, Sangeeth

Kumudha said...

Kadala curry looks so tasty. Thanks for sharing the traditional recipe.

Neenu M N said...

one f ma fav..happy to folow u...

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