Kadala Curry (Bengal Gram Curry)

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Kerala-style kadala curry – an easy to prepare dish that pairs well with just about everything from rice to chappatis.

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Ingredients

  • 800 gm black Bengal gram
  • 300 gm onions (sliced)
  • 100 gm coconut (grated)
  • 20 gm garlic
  • 20 gm ginger
  • 200 gm tomatoes (sliced)
  • 30 gm red chillies
  • 100 gm shallots
  • 10 gm red chilli powder
  • 20 gm coriander powder
  • 5 gm turmeric powder
  • 8 gm curry leaves
  • 10 gm garam masala
  • 10 gm mustard seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil

Preparation

  • Step1

    Clean and soak black Bengal gram in water overnight. The next day, boil it in salt water until it is 90% cooked.

  • Step2

    Heat some oil in a pan, and sauté the grated coconut, shallots, red chillies, curry leaves, ginger and garlic. When the coconut turns a light brown, switch off the flame and leave it to cool. Grind the mix to a coarse paste.

  • Step3

    In a sauce pan, heat some oil and add the mustard seeds, sliced onions, tomatoes, and saute till the onions turn translucent. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, salt and curry leaves and stir for a few minutes.

  • Step4

    Add the coconut paste and mix well. Add water and the boiled Bengal gram and stir. Let it simmer till the gravy reduces and thickens.

  • Step5

    Check seasoning and garnish with a pinch of garam masala powder. Serve with chapatti, idiyappam or appams.

 

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