Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Kadala Kuzhambu/Chickpeas Gravy

Kadala is the tamil name of chickpeas/Garbonza beans..This is one of delicious gravy which my mom do often as we love this protein packed beans much, this delicious kuzhambu tastes super delicious after a day..i dunno whether u would have heard about this chickpeas kuzhambu, but its quite famous in my native Pondicherry...u can also skip chickpeas and do prepare this kuzhambu with any other beans such as peanuts, red chori, black chickpeas etc..This simple chickpeas gravy goes to Think Spice-Think Tamarind guest hosted by Pj, event by Sunita..


1cup Chickpeas(dry)
1no Onion( chopped)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
1+1/2cups Tamarind extract
5nos Garlic cloves
1tsp Red chilly powder
1tsp Coriander powder
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Fenugreek seeds
Curry leaves
Salt
Oil
To Grind
1/4cup Grated coconut
5nos Pearl onions

Soak the chickpeas overnite, pressure cook the chickpeas and keep aside.. Grind both grated coconut and pearl onions as fine paste and keep aside.

Heat enough oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and fenugreek seeds, let them splutters..add the chopped onion, garlic cloves and chopped tomatoes and cook them until the onions turns transculent...mix the chilly powder, coriander powder and grounded paste to the tamarind extract and pour the tamarind juice to the cooking veggies.

Once they starts boiling add the cooked chick peas to the gravy and cook in simmer..once the oil starts separate from the gravy, put off the stove..

Serve hot with rice and papads!

24 comments:

Rajee said... Reply To This Comment

Fell in love with redish curry.

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

lovely and healthy puttu with this curry great combo

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

I know only chana masala with this peas..will try this next time priya..Looking great..

Ushanandini said... Reply To This Comment

Ah! I love this kozhumbu! One of my friend's sister made it once when I met her (she's from
Pondy!). She made it with brown kadalai and keerai thandu.

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Love the thin gravy, great with rice! :)

Mangala Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

wow! looks soo delicicous perfect ...Thanks for the recipe

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

The kuzumbu looks so delicious Priya..this brings back pleasant memories. Like you said, its a Pondicherry speciality. This used to be in my lunch box at least once a week :)

Indhu said... Reply To This Comment

yummy... I made a similar one with black chana :)

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Wow looks yummy n spicy! Have never tried making kuzhambu with Kadala. Traditional dishes are so precious!

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

I've never had this dish, but it looks really tempting. Would love to try it sometime.

VIDYA VENKY said... Reply To This Comment

my all time favorite..looks so yummy priya

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

priya, my friend used to make this. love it and thx for the recipe :0)

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

Chickpeas in tamarind water slrrp slurrp its so delectable and yummy...

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I love with brinjal in addition, good with some papad!

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy Kuzhambu Priya..the picture is tempting !!worth trying.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wooooooow priya I was searching for this recipe anything like that oohh great I have seen this recipe in a TV show long back When i saw the pondy in RCI I search alot for this but some how I missed mine. Thanks a lot for the recipe priya looks so mouthwatering

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

lovely gravy lol..

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy chickpeas gravy..looks delicious...

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yum..nice dear

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

nice gravy, will try with puttu soon:)I think its a good combo;)

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Love the kuzhambu.Another chickpea curry from you to try..

AnuSriram said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious gravy.. Looks yummy!

Dhanya Nambirajan said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so yummy . Adding tamarind is new to me. Will try it soon:).

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Chickpeas gravy with roti, i always love it. Looks yummy.