The kadala curry at home always tastes different when my mom makes it. Its a mix of a lot of cuisines, I am sure, but the end result is always yummy. This one is from my archives, a recipe that I always wanted to document. I pulled it out because of Ziah’s request for a Kerala Kadala Curry so this recipe is dedicated to her 🙂
Kerala-Style Kadala (Chana / Chickpeas) Curry
What I Used:
Chickpeas/Kabuli Channa/Velutha Kadala – 1 cup
Coriander – 4 tbsp
Coconut – 4 tbsp
Red chillies – 4
Garlic – 6 pods
Star anise – 2
Oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves.
How to make Kadala Curry:
1. The chickpeas should be soaked in water overnight. Pressure cook this for 2 whistles, with some turmeric and salt.
2. Roast the coriander, garlic, red chillies, star anise and coconut in a non-stick pan till it emits a nice smell and turns golden (about 5-7 minutes). Let it cool.
3. Grind the roasted masala to a coarse paste with very little water.
4. Heat oil, let the mustard seeds crackle. Add curry leaves and some more red chillies if you like the curry spicy. Add the masala paste to this and stir for a minute. Add the cooked chick peas and adjust water and salt at this stage.
Serve hot with puttu/ appam/ dosa/ roti, etc.
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Anon – No I grind it with the masala. Make sure you add only one or two flakes from one 'star' because not everyone likes the flavour too much.
do you remove the star anise before grinding or is the star anise also ground together with other ingredients?
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Coriander, coconut, and star anise all in one amazing dish? Thank you!
Ooooh, ooooh – I am SO going to try this! Chickpeas are a real favourite in this household, as are curries of all varieties, so this is an absolute must-try. Thank you!
there you go with one of my fav ..chana..I just love them with puttu!
Ok, this is bizarre – I’m hungry again after reading this post. Damn you, Nags! 🙂
And you just reminded me about my long-overdue star anise entry – gots to start thinking about that!
Yumm Yummy curry u pulled out from ur archives Nags..:) Love the addition of star anise.
This sounds an awesome delcious dish Nags! 😀