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Kadalai Curry

Kadalai Curry BusyAtIndianKitchen is back after a short vacation!! Happy to see you again and many more interesting recipes await. Starting with Kadalai curry which is prepared with Black ChickPeas (Karupu Kondakadalai) and it tastes awesome with Puttu.. The recipe follows..

kadalai curry

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 30 minutes + Soaking time for chickpeas


Black Chickpeas            - 1/4 cup (Karupu Kondakadalai)
Salt                                 - As required
Turmeric Powder           - 1/4 tsp
Chili Powder                  - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder          - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder   - 1/2 tsp
Coconut Oil                    - 2 tsp

To Saute in Coconut Oil and Grind:

Small Onion                   - 6 to 8
Chopped Ginger             - 2 tsp
Chopped Garlic              - 2 tsp
Grated Coconut              - 1/4 cup


  • Soak Black Chickpeas in enough water overnight or soak in hot water for 3 hours. After that cook it well using a pressure cooker. Chop small onion into two.
  • Heat half coconut oil in a pan. Add chopped onions, ginger and garlic to it. Saute it till they turn translucent and after that add grated coconut. Switch off the flame after coconut start changing color. Grind everything together after it cools off.
  • Heat remaining coconut oil in the same pan. Add ground masala  to it. Add also salt, turmeric powder, chili powder and coriander powder to it. Saute till raw flavor of masala goes off. 
  • After that add cooked chickpeas along with its water to the pan. Add also some more water if needed.
  • Cook the gravy till it reaches needed consistency. Switch off the flame and add Garam Masala Powder. 
  • Enjoy this mild spicy kadalai curry with Puttu, Aapam or Idiyappam of your choice.