A popular accompaniment served at breakfast in God's own country - Kerala. Kadala curry, black chickpeas cooked in coconut masala gravy. Kerala being a southern coastal state in India, coconut is the main ingredient in cooking. It is generously used to thicken gravies, coconut slices and kernels are used as toppings. Also in contrast to the other southern states, this cuisine has a rich use of spices rather than fresh herbs except for curry leaves that is used for flavouring. Cinnamon, ginger, peppercorns and chillies are greatly used. This dish incorporates both the coconut and the aromatic spices. The roasted coconut is the highlight of this dish and apart from giving an aromatic flavour, it also imparts this rich brown colour.
This is traditionally served with "Puttu" - a steamed rice cake with coconut filling. Since that requires a puttu maker and I didn't have one, I paired this with Goan Sanna and we absolutely loved it. This will also be good with rotis, plain dosa and idly.
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Suma Gandlur says
I have not tasted puttu so far though I have made kadala curry. The nutritious curry gorgeously captured.
Kadala curry looks so delicious and am sure it taste great even with sanna. Lovely pictures
Archana Potdar says
Looks (o) ! I love your pics Nisha. Wish I could click like you.
Pavani N says
Kadala curry looks spicy and delicious.
Chef Mireille says
I am loving all your Indian breakfasts
Well I love the kadala curry with dosa and idli as well..so bring them on..lovely bowl that you served it in..
Harini-Jaya R says
Great classical combo, Nisha.
Jayanthi Padmanabhan says
nice colour. kadala curry looks delicious
Nalini's Kitchen says
Yummy looking kadala curry,looks awesome...
Gayathri Kumar says
Kadala curry has turned out so creamy and fantastic...
vaishali sabnani says
I remember this dish ...served with puttu on my trip to Krala..wonderful..it is so delicious.
Priya Suresh says
For me, Kerala means kadala curry and puttu.. Curry looks soo delicious and fingerlicking.
Nivedhanams Sowmya says
such a wholesome one!! super delicious and so perfect side!!