Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Kabuli Chana Curry / Vella Kadala Curry

I am sharing the recipe of Kabuli Chana Curry / Vella kadala Curry / Kabuli Chickpea Curry.


Kabuli Chana (Vella Kadala) / Chickpeas ~ 1 Cup
Onions ~ 1 No  
Green chillies ~ 3-4 Nos ( Split Lengthwise )
Chopped garlic ~ 1 1/2 tbsp
Coriander powder ~ 2 tbsp
Red Chilly Powder ~ 1/2 -3/4 tbsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala ~ 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder ~ 1/4 tsp
Chopped Coriander leaves ~ 1/4-1/2 cup
Tomato ~ 1 No ( Large Size )
Mustard seeds
Rice flour ~ 1 tbsp ( Optional )
Thick Coconut Milk ~ 1/4 cup ( Optional )


  • Soak Kabuli Chana / Vella Kadala / Chickpeas in water for about 6-7 hours.
  • Then pressure cook chickpeas, chopped onions, green chillies and salt by adding about 3 cups of water till 5-6 whistles. The chickpeas should become soft enough to be able to squeeze it with our fingers. ( Note: I am using Prestige Pressure Cooker )
  • Then heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add chopped garlic and saute for about 1 minute.
  •  Then lower the flame and add coriander powder, red chilly powder, garam masala, cumin powder, turmeric powder and fry for less than 1 minute.Make sure not to burn the powder.
  • Then add chopped tomato and little salt and fry till tomatoes become mushy.Then add the cooked chickpeas along with the water.
  • Simmer in medium flame for 5-10 minutes. Then add chopped coriander leaves. 
  • Then mix 1 tbsp of rice flour in 1/4 cup of warm water and add this to the chickpeas curry. This will make the gravy thicker or you can even add 1/4 cup of thick coconut milk.(This step is Optional )
  •  After 5 minutes remove from the flame.
Enjoy Kabuli Chana Curry with Chapathi / Rice / Puttu or even Dosa.



Soumya said...

wow...yum yum!delicious curry with rich texture and tempting color...

ജയരാജ്‌മുരുക്കുംപുഴ said...

hridayam niranja puthuvalsara aashamsakal.....

Ash said...

Awesome prep with an awesome capture, delivering an e-taste of this tempting bowl.... Hugs))))


aipi said...

That is so beautifully presented..love it!

US Masala

Gayathri Kumar said...

Delicious curry and awesome clicks..

Treat and Trick said...

Beautiful color and looks tempting..

Jaisy James said...

superbb color n lovely click too

Kitchen Boffin said...

chana curry looks awesome! lovely click..

Hari Chandana P said...

Looks absolutely tempting and delicious.. lovely presentation.. beautiful shots !!

Indian Cuisine

Santosh Bangar said...

delicious and tempting curry

Namitha said...

Love it and am loving this color :-)

Swathi said...

Nice color and delicious curry. Thanks for visiting my blog, you have a wonderful space too.

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