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'Kadala Curry' is a traditional favorite from Kerala.This Chickpea in roasted coconut gravy is best served with another breakfast favorite - 'Puttu' 😋😋 .. Be sure to try this out!!
Prep Time : 8 hrs
Cook Time: 20 min
Serves: 2


1 cup cooked kadala/ brown chickpeas [See the note below]
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 petal star anise
1 small cinnamon stick
3 cloves
3 big shallots
1 cup coconut
1 cup water
1 big onion
2 green chilies
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chili powder
2 tablespoon coriander powder
1 sprig curry leaves
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 dried red chilies
Salt to taste


  1. In a pan heat 1 tablespoon oil in medium flame and into this add fennel seeds, star anise, cinnamon stick, cloves, 1 shallot and coconut.
  2. Fry this till the coconut becomes golden brown. Grind this with 1/2 cup of water to a fine paste.
  3. For masala, heat 1 tablespoon oil and add onion and green chili. Saute till the onions are in golden brown. Add all the masala powders and stir for 30 seconds.
  4. Into it add cooked kadala/brown chickpeas with 1/2 cup of water and mix well.
  5. Now add ground coconut paste and bring to boil. Add 2-3 curry leaves and switch off the flame and keep it aside.
  6. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in another pan and splatter the mustard seeds. Add 2 shallots and fry it till golden brown.
  7. Add dried red chilies and curry leaves. Mix well and add this to the curry.
Note: Soak kadala/brown chickpeas in 2 cups of water 8 hrs/overnight. Cook this in pressure cooker in 2 cups of water for 10 whistles/until its cooked .

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