May 5, 2011

Kadala Curry

Black channa(Kadala) - 1 cup
Onions - 2 nos ( medium size)
Green chillies - 2 nos (slit open length wise)
Tomato - 1 no (medium size)
Curry leaves - 1 stem
Coriander leaves - 2 stem
Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Chilly powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Ginger - A small piece(chopped)
Garlic pods - 4 nos(crushed)
Salt to taste
1.Soak kadala over night or 8 hours.
2.Pressure cook kadala with enough water, turmeric powder and salt. 
3.Add mustard seeds and when they start to splutter, add finely chopped onions, green chillies, curry leaves,garlic,ginger, chopped coriander leaves and fry, till the onions turn brown.
4.Add chopped tomato and stir well, till tomato blends.
5.Add coriander powder, chilly powder, turmeric powder and stir well, till the aroma of masala comes out.
6.Add enough water and black channa and cook, till water starts boili
7.Add pepper powder and garam masala(optional). llow kadala curry to boil.

Best combination of kadala curry is with Puttu.

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