Friday, May 28, 2010


Puttu and kadalai are the well known authentic breakfast combos in majority of kerala cuisines. commonly the side dish for puttu is kadala curry what usually is known as channa masala which is served for poori and battura. But this kadala curry is yet different from the usual chole masala with its unique taste and the unique ingredients.This is considered to be the most helathiest brekfast menu in kerala.
so here goes the easy recipe for this...

kabuli Channa(chickpea)- 250gms
Onions (big) - 2 nos (Cut length wise)
tomato - 1
corainder powder - 2 tbsp
chilli powder - 1 1/2 tbsp
chicken masala- 1tsp
feneugreek seeds - very few
salt - to taste

For seasoning:
chopped ginger - 1tbsp
chopped garlic- 1tbsp
g.chilli - 2
curry leaf
mustard (optional)

1.Soak the chick pea ovenright and pressure cook and keep aside.
2.In a pan add cooking oil and saute onion till golden brown and add fenugreek seeds,coriander, chilli and chicken masala powders and give a mix.
3. Grind this mixture to a smooth paste.
4. Add the ground paste to the the cooked kabuli channa and again cook for about 5 minutes,Now add salt and little more chilli powder and corainder powder if required.
5.In another pan prepare tadka with 2tbsp oil,and add all the ingredients for seasoning.
6. Again add this seasoning mixture to the chickpea and cook until the masala smell goes.Its done!!!
7.serve hot with rice or wheat puttu.