Kerala style kadala curry

Kerala style kadala curry

Kerala style kadala curry is a common breakfast side dish of Kerala. It has the creaminess of coconut and tanginess of tomatoes which is a perfect combination with main dishes such as puttu, appam, idiyappam and pathiri. The method of preparation is very simple as you need not chop onions or tomatoes into fine pieces. Only thing that matter is if you are planning to make kadala curry tomorrow morning do not forget to soak kadala night before going to sleep. Here goes the preparation method with step by step images

Soak bengal gram overnight and pressure cook for 5 whistles

Gather all the ingredients and keep it ready

Heat oil in a pan

Add the whole spices and let it splutter

Add roughly chopped onions

Add tumeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder

And sauté till raw smell goes

Add roughly chopped tomatoes

Add salt and fry for a minute

In a mixer add grated coconut and the onion tomato mix

Grind it to a smooth paste

Heat oil in a pan

Add dry red chillies and curry leaves

Add the ground paste and sauté for a minute

Add a cup of water and then the cooked bengal gram

Mix well and boil for 2 minutes

Kerala style kadala curry is ready now

Kerala style kadala curry

Kerala style kadala curry

This kadala curry is a best side dish for breakfast. It goes well with puttu, appam, idiyappam and pathiri.
Prep Time 8 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups bengal gram
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 big onion (roughly chopped)
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes (roughly chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Saunf/fennel seeds
  • 3 nos cardamom
  • 5 nos cloves
  • 1 piece cinnamon
  • 1 nos star anise
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil (preferably coconut oil)
  • 2 nos dried red chillies
  • A few curry leaves
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Soak bengal gram overnight and pressure cook for 5 whistles
  • Gather all the ingredients and keep it ready
  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Add the whole spices and let it splutter
  • Add roughly chopped onions
  • Add tumeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder
  • And sauté till raw smell goes
  • Add roughly chopped tomatoes
  • Add salt and fry for a minute
  • In a mixer add grated coconut and the onion tomato mix
  • Grind it to a smooth paste
  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Add dry red chillies and curry leaves
  • Add the ground paste and sauté for a minute
  • Add a cup of water and then the cooked bengal gram
  • Mix well and boil for 2 minutes
  • Kerala style kadala curry is ready now
Keyword curry, Kadala, kerala style, side dish