Kadala Curry is a very famous south-indian dish, its a best combo for puttu. It also taste good with idli, dosa, rice and roti. Amount of coconut can be adjusted as per the taste.

Black Channa - 1 cup

To Grind:
Onion - 1/2
Tomato - 1/2
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Garlic - 2
Ginger - 1" inch
Pepper corns - 5
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Cilantro - 1/4 bunch
Gram dhal - 1 tbsp
Cumin - 1 tbsp
Red Chillies - 3

For Seasoning:
Onion - 1/2
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1/2 Stick
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp

Soak the black channa over night and pressure cook with turmeric and salt to 2 whistles.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the ' to grind' ingredients, let it cool down completely and grind it to fine paste using very less water, set aside.
Saute clove, fennel, cinnamon, onion, add the paste and cooked channa dhal mix well and cook in medium heat for 10 mins. If needed add water.

Comments (2)

On April 25, 2009 at 8:10 PM , kittymatti said...

very nice recipe.. Always wanted to make this for Aapam, will try it next time i make appam, thnx for the fabulous recipe!! Pic looks yummy!

On April 25, 2009 at 10:46 PM , Ann said...

Thanks Kitty! let me know how it turned out for you :)