Friday, 17 April 2009

Kadala Curry

KADALA(BLACK CHANA DAL) CURRY
Kadala curry is a nutritious side dish prepared for Puttu ( Kerala steam cake) . Puttu n kadala is a made for each other combination . If you mention one the other one comes to our mind .You know what I mean.

Things needed :

Kadala or Black chana dal - 1 cup
Ginger - 1 inch piece, 1 tsp , chopped
Garlic - 1 tsp , chopped
Green chilly - 1 , sliced
Onion -1 small or 1/2 of a big onion, (100 gm ) sliced
Tomato - 1 small, finely chopped
Chilly powder - 1/2 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Meat masala - 1 tbsp
Salt
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Coconut oil - 3 sp
Copra (Small coconut pieces ) - optional

Preparation method :
Soak overnight the kadala . Pressure cook it adding enough water to cover it & 1/2 tsp salt.
To prepare the curry , first heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add ginger garlic to it when the smell spreads well add Onion sliced & green chillies to it. Saute until onion starts turning transparent to brown .
Add finely chopped tomato , Chilly powder & Turmeric . Saute for 5 sec. or so , so that its rawness may go.
Add cooked kadala along with its water . Add coriander powder , curry leaves & meat masala and cook until it gets a bit more thicker . Add copra pieces also in between .

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