Kerala kadala curry
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Kerala kadala curry

Kerala kadala curry (with sprouted black Channa)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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To roast and grind

  • 1 cup shallots
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp sambar powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut pieces/grated

For curry

  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 2 no green chillies
  • 1 large onions chopped
  • 1 medium tomato - chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3 cups sprouted chana/chickpeas


  • Heat oil, saute shallots, curry leaves and garlic until shallots are brown and fried well.
  • Add sambar powder and mix well. cook in simmer for a minute and Add the coconut pieces and mix well. put off.
  • Let it cool and grind it to smooth paste with little water
  • Heat oil in a cooker, heat coconut oil and crackle mustard seeds, chopped ginger, green chillies
  • add finely chopped onions and saute till transparent.
  • put in chopped tomatoes and saute for a minute.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, sprouted chana, ground masala, salt and enough water.
  • mix well and cook it for 4-5 whistles or until chickpeas are done.