Kadala curry served with Puttu is the most common breakfast food in Kerala. Almost all Keralites love this classic breakfast dish.
Preparation of Kadala curry
Soak black gram in water for 8 hours and drain the water completely.
Pressure cook the drained Kadala (Chickpeas) along with salt, turmeric powder, coconut pieces, green chillies, shallots, chopped ginger & garlic and 1 cup of water up to 8 whistle or till Kadala become soft.
Meanwhile in a pan pour 1 tbsp coconut oil, and when it become warm add cinnamon stick, star anise, fenugreek and saute till brown.
Add grated coconut, cumin seeds, one shallot to the pan and roast it till it becomes brown.
Allow the ingredients to cool and blend it into a fine paste by adding a little water in a mixer.
In another pan pour 1tbsp coconut oil, splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves, coriander powder, red chilli powder and saute till it becomes warm.
Transfer the ingredients in the cooker along with water and the grounded paste in the mixer to the above pan and mix well.
Sprinkle garam masala , mix well and cook for another 10 minutes with the lid covered.
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