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kadalai curry (chickpeas curry)

 Kadalai curry is a popular curry served with puttu, appam or idiappam, for breakfast in Kerala cuisine. Kadala curry made with Black chickpeas, coconut milk. spices. Easy and Healthy recipes make your tummy full. Comfortable recipe for vegan.

Ingredients in cooker

chickpeas(black) - 3/4 cup

Onion -1 medium sized (150 gm)

Tomato - 1/2

Coconut oil - 1 teaspoon


Ingredients for curry

Onion - 2 medium sized 

Tomato - 1 and 1/2  medium size

Chilli powder- 3/4 teaspoon

Coriander powder- 1 teaspoon

Garam masala - 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon

cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Pepper powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Coconut oil - 2 table spoon

Coconut milk - 1 cup

salt to taste

Crushed masala

Fennel seeds - 1/2 teaspoon

Pepper - 1/2 teaspoon

Ginger - 1/2 

Garlic - 4 pulse

Green chilli -2

Crush it all together

Ingredients for tempering

Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon

Onion - 1/2 

Red chillies 4

Coconut oil - 2 tablespoon


Step 1 -  Sock the black chickpeas overnight for a minimum of 8 hours. 

Step 2 - In the cooker add channa along with onion, tomato, coconut oil, salt ( measurement above the ingredients). Let 4 to 5 whistle until channa get softened.

Step 3- Separate 2 tablespoons of  cooked chickpeas and blend it into the fine paste.

Step 3- In kadai add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, Add crushed masala and saute it for 2 minutes until aroma comes out. ( see above the ingredients).

Step 4 -  Add onion and curry leaves and saute it often until onion gets translucent.

Step 5 - Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala. Mix it well, saute it at low flame until the raw smell rid.

Step 6 - Add tomato saute it until mushy, add little water. Cook it until thick curry. 

Step 6 - Add cooker chickpeas along with water and blended chickpeas paste into the masala , mix it well, bring to a boil, for 5 minutes.

Step 7 - Add 1 cup of coconut water. Cook until oil oozes.


Add  coconut oil in kadai, add  mustard seeds, sliced onion, curry leaves, Red chilli, sauté it until onion turns golden.

Finally put it in the curry.


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