Kerala puttu & Kadala Curry
Kadala Curry recipie:
Black Channa 1 cup, Small onion (chopped) 1 cup, Coconut (grated) 1 cup, Coriander powder 2 tsp, Red chili powder 1 tsp, Turmeric powder ½ tsp, Garam masala ½ tsp, Coconut (diced) ¼ cup, Tomato (chopped) ¼ cup, Curry leavesCoriander leavesSaltOilMustard seeds, Red chillies, Ginger-Garlic paste
First, soak the black channa (black chickpea/ bengal gram) for at least ten hours by adding salt. Cook the black channa well and keep it aside. Heat one teaspoon of oil in a pan. Put the grated coconut and fry until it turns brown. To this, add coriander powder, chilli powder and garam masala. Stir all the ingredients until it becomes brown. Make a paste of this and keep it aside. Take a pan and heat some coconut oil. Put some mustard and add red chillies. When it begins to splutter, add the diced coconut. Stir a bit. Now add the ginger-garlic paste, followed by onions and tomatoes. Add some curry leaves and stir gently. You may now add the black channa (black chickpea). Pour sufficient water and add salt. Stir well. Now add the coconut paste kept aside to the cooked black channa. Boil the curry well. You may now garnish the curry with chopped coriander leaves and serve it ideally with Puttu. It is a great combination to relish.