Thursday, April 4, 2013

Kadala (Black Chana)Curry



Ingredients: 

1. Black Chana - 3 cups ( soaked in water for 6-8 hours)
2. Garlic - 4-5 cloves, finely chopped
3. Ginger - 1 inch piece, finely chopped
4. Onion - 1 large, chopped
5. Tomato - 1, chopped
6. Green chillies - 3-4, chopped
7. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp 
8. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
9. Coriander powder - 1 tsp 
10. Garam masala - 1/2 tsp 
11. Oil - 2 -3 tbsp
12. Curry leaves - 1 sprig 
13. Coriander leaves - For garnish 

Preparation: 

1. Cook black chana with water, salt and a 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder in a pressure cooker for up to 4-5 whistles and keep aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the chopped ginger and garlic and saute for a few seconds until lightly browned.  
3. Add onion and saute for a minute or until lightly browned. 
4. Add the ingredients 6-9 and mix well until the raw smell of the spices go away, about a minute. 
5. Add the chopped tomato and mix well until the tomato pieces are mashed and cooked and forms a thick gravy. Add the green chillies and curry leaves and mix. 
6. Add the gravy to the cooked chana and let boil for 10 minutes for the flavors to blend in. 
7. Top it off with coriander leaves. 

Enjoy! :D 











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