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Kerala Kadala Curry

Kadala Curry Kerala Style

Kadala Curry in Kerala Style is a treasured breakfast dish from God’s own country. Chickpeas are protein rich and our coconut milk blended gravy goes well with puttu, appam and chappati. This fragrant and mildly spiced Kadala Curry in Kerala Style is well illustrated in meaningful simple steps. This authentic and traditional Kadala Curry cooked in Kerala Style is a lip smacking favorite, very filling and comforting to see you through the day. It is coconut milk that elevates the flavor of the curry and provides the needed gravy to Kadala Curry. Cooked chickpeas or kadala is sauted with onion, tomato and other spicy ingredients. Thick coconut milk is added in the end with garam masala and pepper powder sprinkled on top. Enjoy our Kadala Curry in Kerala Style.This is easy preparation and the spicy flavor is captivating.
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup Black channa Kadala
  • 2 nos Onions
  • 2 nos Green chillies slit open length wise
  • 1 no Tomato
  • 1 stem Curry leaves
  • 2 stem Coriander leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Meat masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • Ginger A small piece
  • 4 nos Garlic pods
  • Oil
  • Salt As reqd


  • Keep black channa immersed in water, till soft.
  • Pressure cook it with enough water, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and when they start to splutter, add finely chopped onions, green chillies, curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves and fry, till the onions turn brown.
  • Add chopped tomato and stir well, till tomato blends.
  • Add crushed garlic and ginger pieces and stir well.
  • Add coriander powder, chilly powder, meat masala and stir well, till the aroma of masala comes out.
  • Add enough water and black channa and cook, till water starts boiling.
  • Add coconut milk and stir well.
  • Add pepper powder and garam masala.
  • Allow kadala curry to boil.
  • :- Serve kadala curry hot with rotis, chappathis or even bread.
  • :- best combination of kadala curry is with puttu.
  • :- you can make kadala curry with white kadala (channa) also.
  • :- You will love this kadala curry kerala style.
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