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Nadan Varutharacha Kadala Curry/ Black Chickpeas Curry

Varutharacha Kadala Curry | Black Chickpeas Curry with Video

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 Cup Black chickpeas/ Kadala Soaked overnight
  • 1 1/2 Cup Coconut Grated
  • 8 Nos Shallots
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 Tsp Chilli powder
  • 2 Tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam masala
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 Nos Red chilli Dry
  • 2 Strings Curry leaves
  • Salt To taste


  • Soak kadala overnight or at least 8 hours.
  • Wash them well and pressure cook along with salt and enough water for 4 - 5 whistles or as needed. Keep the cooked chickpeas aside.
  • In a pan heat oil and add grated coconut, 3-4 shallots and roast in medium flame till it turns brown in color.
  • Then reduce the flame and add turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Roast till the raw smell goes.
  • Remove this roasted mix from the stove and allow to cool.
  • Grind cooled masala mix by adding enough water and make a very fine paste.
  • Add this ground paste to the cooked Kadala and let it boil till you get a medium consistency. Turn off the heat. Check salt and add more if required.
  • Heat a pan, add oil and splutter mustard seeds, add dry red chilies and sliced shallots. Roast till light brown. At this stage add curry leaves.
  • Add this tempering into the curry, mix and place the lid. Allow it to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  • This curry goes well with Puttu, Appam etc...


You can explore this dish Vella Kadala Curry. You can also visit Green Peas Curry
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