Mar 4, 2008


  1. Black channa/ kadala - 2 handfuls
  2. Onion - 1 sliced
  3. Ginger 1" piece - chopped fine
  4. Green chillis (slit) - 3
  5. Curry leaves - a few
  6. Coriander powder - 1 tbslp
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  8. Salt - to taste
  9. Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp (lightly crushed)
  10. Meat masala/ chicken masala - 1 tsp (optional)
  11. Oil - 3 to 4 tblsp
  12. Mustard - 1/2 tsp
  13. Coconut milk - 1 cup

Soak black channa overnight. Pressure cook with a pinch of salt.

Heat oil and add mustard. When it crackles add onion, green chillis, ginger and curry leaves. Saute till the onion turns soft.

Add crushed fennel seeds, coriander pd., turmeric pd., and saute for a minute. At this point if desired, add the meat masala. Pour the cooked channa alongwith the water used for cooking the same. Add salt and bring to a boil.

Pour the coconut milk and adjust the consistency. Boil for a minute or two. Remove from stove and garnish with some curry leaves.


Asha said...

Beautiful photo Vini.Love the Kadala curry!YUMMY!:)

VINI said...

hey Asha, thx :)

Nags said...

that's a beautiful pic :)

and, i just wanted to say that your messages on truly madly deeply means a lot to me :)

VINI said...

hey nags, thanks :).

Pravs said...

OMG !! Kadala curry and idiappam !! my fav ! have to try making kadala curry with coconut milk. Looks yum.

VINI said...

pravs, thanks for the comment and do try it out :).

Sagari said...

yummy curry and beautiful pic vini

vandana rajesh said...

hi vini. Thanks for visiting my blog. yummy idiappam and kadala curry. can't wait to have it. Can you also post the idiappam recipe.

Dhivya said...

love these..beautiful pic

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Anonymous said...

How come you completely stopped posting on this blog. Even though I dont cook often, It is good source of some of my favorite items.

Thanks...Hope you will continue again

Tina said... new to this blog.....nice presentation nd fotos...