VegetarianVegetarian Curries Kadala Masala Curry Easy by RamyaVijayakumar January 10, 2005 written by RamyaVijayakumar January 10, 2005 Yummy channa curry - Ramya V Print Recipe Votes: 18 Rating: 4 You: Rate this recipe! Cuisine Kerala Prep Time 30 minutes Servings people MetricUS Imperial Ingredients Chick Peas(Channa/Vella Kadala) - 1 cup Potato(big) - 1 no Onions(large) - 2 nos Tomato - 2 nos Green chillies - 2 nos Coriander leaves (for garnishing) - Oil - 6 tbsp Salt(As reqd) - For masala: Cloves(Grambu) - 4 nos Cinnamon(Karugapatta) - 4 one Cardamom(Elakka) - 3 nos Ginger - 2 one Garlic pods - 10 nos Small onions(Kunjulli) - 10 nos Chilly powder - 1 1/2 tsp Coriander powder - 2 1/2 tsp Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup Coriander leaves(A few) - Cuisine Kerala Prep Time 30 minutes Servings people MetricUS Imperial Ingredients Chick Peas(Channa/Vella Kadala) - 1 cup Potato(big) - 1 no Onions(large) - 2 nos Tomato - 2 nos Green chillies - 2 nos Coriander leaves (for garnishing) - Oil - 6 tbsp Salt(As reqd) - For masala: Cloves(Grambu) - 4 nos Cinnamon(Karugapatta) - 4 one Cardamom(Elakka) - 3 nos Ginger - 2 one Garlic pods - 10 nos Small onions(Kunjulli) - 10 nos Chilly powder - 1 1/2 tsp Coriander powder - 2 1/2 tsp Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup Coriander leaves(A few) - Votes: 18 Rating: 4 You: Rate this recipe! Instructions Cook channa with salt in a pressure cooker. Heat oil in a pan or a kadai. Splurt cloves, cardamom and cinnamon sticks. Add garlic, ginger, small onion, chilly powder and coriander powder. Add coconut and coriander leaves and fry. Allow it to cool and grind to a fine paste. Heat oil in the same pan. Fry sliced onions and green chillies. Add the ground masala and fry. Add tomatoes and saute, till raw smell leaves. Add this to the cooked channa. Add diced potatoes and salt to taste. Pressure cook, till you get 2 whistles. Garnish with coriander leaves. :- Serve hot with chappathis, pooris and dosas. Share this Recipe BreakfastDinnerEasyLunchSidedish 18 comments 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail RamyaVijayakumar Related Posts Mushroom Fry Kerala Sambar Easy to make Mushroom Masala Easy Kerala Appam – Traditional Green Peas Curry – Kerala Style Kadala Curry Kerala Style 18 comments geethi April 6, 2006 - 12:00 am i am going to try this.but why do u pressure cook it at the end? Reply sandhya September 28, 2005 - 12:00 am very good recipeeee…… my husband likes to eat this even with rice Reply Rita July 16, 2010 - 11:42 pm Very tasty recipe..came out very nice and easy to prepare too. Thanks. Reply Helen February 25, 2008 - 12:00 am That was a cool recipe…..came out really well.Thank u Ramya. Reply Ann June 14, 2007 - 12:00 am Thank you ramya for sharing this wonderful recipe. May God bless you. Reply Preetha Madhukesh July 2, 2008 - 12:00 am Thank you so much Remya……God bless u… Reply seema suresh August 12, 2008 - 12:00 am Really very nice recipe. I tried it several times. Reply sandhya September 28, 2005 - 12:00 am superb recipeeeeeeeeee……. my husband likes it… Reply poornima January 4, 2006 - 12:00 am great recipe ! husband loved it ! the same masala can also be used as a base for a mixed vegetable curry. Reply Ritu Chopra January 11, 2005 - 12:00 am Lovely dish…easy to make and tasty to eat..thanks… Reply Parvathy January 10, 2005 - 12:00 am This is really great…It will go well with rice puttu also..but reduce the amount of coconut and make it more watery.. Kudos…Please give more of such authentic kerala recipes!! Reply Gaurav January 10, 2005 - 12:00 am My mom used to make kadala curry at home. After coming to UK I was missing home food. Tried this recipe. Really good and homely!! Thank you!! Reply nayana sekhar June 7, 2006 - 12:00 am Very good and tasty recipe.Thanks Remya for sharing this recipe.do post more recipes.Everyone should try this recipe. Reply sandhya rakesh June 5, 2006 - 12:00 am very good recipe,so tasty & easy to make.my hubby loves it.it is a good side dish for appam also.thanks alot. Reply Mithra June 24, 2006 - 12:00 am Good receipe, easy to prepare and yet authentic. My husband likes to have this with Puttu. Reply Hari July 7, 2006 - 12:00 am Ramya, can you tell me why you want the sauted masala to cool before grinding? Waht will happen if we grind the sauted ingredients hot? Pls tell Reply supriya August 8, 2006 - 12:00 am A very delicious curry. Reply Ramya October 27, 2006 - 12:00 am Cooling the masala before grinding in an old mixie is just a precaution against burning the rubber knob due to over heating…. 🙂 If you have a mixie with platic knobs, guess it would be okay…try it out at your own risk 😉 Infact, you can grind when the masala is warm to make it a smooth paste…. General Tip : add hot water to coconut to grind it into a fine paste!! Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Remember my details in this browser for the next time to post comment.