Kerala Easy Kadala Curry


Kerala Easy Kadala Curry

Vella kadala Curry or Channa Curry cooked in coconut milk
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


For garnishing:


  • Cook channa in 1 1/2 cups of water or more as reqd.
  • Heat oil in a kadai or a pan.
  • Add chopped onions and saute.
  • When the onions are translucent, add ginger, green chillies, curry leaves, garlic and mixed powders.
  • Saute, till oil separates.
  • Add half a cup of water and bring to boil.
  • Add channa/kadala and grated coconut.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, till the gravy thickens.
  • Add coconut milk and lemon juice.
  • Let it boil, till the Kadala Curry gravy is thick.
  • Add paprika colour to Kadala Curry to give a reddish colour.
  • Garnish Kadala Curry with tomato flakes and shredded coconut.
  • :- Serve Kadala Curry hot with chappathis or puttu.
  • :- You can make Kadala Curry thick by adding a little coconut milk. However if adding coconut milk sweetens it too much, you can adjust it by adding a little chilly powder/grounded chilly.
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Response (13)
  1. s
    swati December 7, 2008

    I have had better!

  2. C
    Chithra November 17, 2004

    Thx sowmya!!! yummy recipe….it came out well…

  3. m
    mary August 4, 2006

    you can grind cooked kadala 12-15 pieces in grinder and mix to the curry to make it thick.

  4. L
    LIJOE February 2, 2007

    i have tried it,,,its really good and tasty…thanks

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