Kadala Pic Credit: Priya Q

Thanks to my mom, every time I make the Chickpeas using this recipe I get loads of praise and that too from all genders! You try once and you will never stop making it ever….

Black chickpea – 1 cup
Turmeric – ½ tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coconut shavings – ½ cup
Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp
Garlic flakes – 2-3 nos
Dry red chilli – 2 nos
Black peppercorn – 3-4 nos
Onion – 1 small (finely chopped)
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Ginger – 1 inch (finely chopped)
Tomato – 1 medium (finely chopped)
Oil – 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves – for garnish (finely chopped)

  1. Soak chickpea over night and pressure cook in the morning with turmeric and red chilli powder for upto 4-5 whistles.
  2. Fry in 1 tsp oil – coconut shaving, coriander seeds, red chilli, pepper and garlic and set aside to cool. Once at room temperature grind to a smooth paste in a grinder adding little water.
  3. Open the cooker and add ginger. Now cook in open (cooker)
  4. Add chopped tomatoes and stir.
  5. Once tomatoes turn tender add the ground paste. Stir
  6. In a separate pan add remaining oil and heat.
  7. Tip in onions and curry leaves and sauté till onions turn dark brown.
  8. Add the fried onions to the chickpea and let it boil
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves
  10. Serve with puttu or chappati (Indian bread)

Normally, people don’t add coriander, but I just love the flavor. I am a big fan of fresh coriander so much so the Q teases me by picking up only coriander leaving vegetables when we walk in to a local super market! There was a time even the super market guys specially asked me if I needed coriander!!

Anyways… you do try it and leave me a feedback!

I am off home…hopefully will come back with more recipes from my mom 🙂

Till next time …happy cooking!

contributor of the recipe…Jayalakshmi ….my super mom


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