Saturday, March 15, 2008

Kadala curry ( Chickpeas in a coconut gravy )

Nutritional Value: Chickpeas/Kadala is very healthy.Its high in potassium,fiber,protein,folate,iron,magnesium; and low in fat,cholesterol & sodium.


1 cup chick peas (white channa/kadala)

1 onion

4-5 dry red chillies

1/2 cup grated coconut

3-4 curry leaves

1 tomato

1 tsp oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

salt to taste

a small bunch of finely chopped coriander leaves


Wash & soak chick peas in water overnite. Pressure cook till u hear 4-5 whistles. Turn off heat & set aside.

Grind together coconut,onion & red chillies to a fine paste.

In a pan,heat oil & add mustard seeds & wait till it splutters. Add 2-3 dry red chillies & curry leaves & fry for a min.

Add the coconut paste & saute for a few mins. Then add the cooked chick peas.

Chop tomato into medium sized pieces & add to the gravy. Add water to get required consistency.

Cook on simmer for a few mins. Add salt to taste.

Turn off heat & garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with puttu/aapam.

1 comment:

  1. Great job Smita... andyour mom's paintings are wonderful. Does she sell her stuff?


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