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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Kerala Kadala Curry Recipe / Kadala Curry Recipe / Kerala Style Kadala Curry Recipe / Kadalai Curry Recipe / Kerala Kadalai Curry

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Kerala Kadala Curry
Ingredients dry roasted & ground to a smooth paste
Grated coconut - 1/3 cup
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp
Whole pepper - 6
Cinnamon - a small piece
Cardamom - 1
Fennel seeds / Somph - 1/2tsp

Dry roast the coconut till brown colour.Do not burn them.
Now add the other ingredients,saute for a minute & switch off the stove.
Cool the mixture, pour some water & grind it to a very smooth paste.Keep this aside.
Ingredients for tempering
Coconut oil - 6tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Chopped small onions - 5
Ingredients to be pressure cooked
Black channa / Brown Kondaikadalai / Kala Channa - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups add more if needed
Chopped Onion - a handful
Chopped tomato -1 small
Slit green chillies - 2
Curry leaves few
Salt to taste

Take a pressure cooker & add all above ingredients.
Pressure cook till the channa is cooked.Wait for the whistle to go off and open it.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Once the onions are slightly brown pour the cooked channa.
Now add the ground paste and cook till the gravy is thick.
Switch off the stove and garnish with curry leaves.
This is best served with Kerala puttu or Aapam.

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  1. always love kadala curry. looks yumm..

  2. Excellent post with useful recipe..And the combination of elements are very different and unique on the special day



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