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puttu with kadala curry

puttu with kadala curry

kerala kadala curry


  1. Brown chickpeas/kadala- 1/2 cup
  2. Grated coconut-1/4 cup ( heaped)

To pressure cook

  1. Onion sliced- 1 nos
  2. Shallots- sliced- 5 to 6 nos
  3. Tomato sliced- 1 medium sized
  4. Green chilies-cut into two- 2 nos
  5. Ginger chopped- 1 tsp
  6. Garlic chopped- 1 tsp
  7. Kashmiri chili powder-1 1/2 tsp( or to taste)
  8. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  10. Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
  11. Fennel powder-1/2 tsp
  12. Water-1 and 1/4 cup (or as required)
  13. Curry leaves-few
  14. Salt to taste

For tempering

  1. Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  2. Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  3. Dried red chilies- 2 nos
  4. Shallots sliced-5 to 6 nos
  5. Coconut pieces- 1to 2 tbsp
  6. Oil- as required


  • Soak chickpeas in water for 8 hours ( or overnight)
  • In a pan dry roast grated coconut over medium low flame,until it turns to a reddish brown color.Allow this to cool slightly and grind  to form a smooth paste,adding very little water.(UPDATE:For a better flavor avoid using water,if you are finding it difficult to grind it into a paste ,just powder it finely .That will also work great.)Keep this aside.
  • In a pressure cooker combine together drained chickpeas and rest of the ingredients listed under ‘To pressure cook’.Cook until it is done( for about 15 to 20 minutes).
  • Open the pressure cooker after releasing steam pressure .Add the roasted coconut paste( add more hot water,only if you require more gravy).Simmer for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • For tempering,heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds,let it splutter.Add curry leaves,dried red chilies,shallots and coconut pieces.Saute until it turns golden brown.Pour this over the curry.Mix well and serve hot with puttu.
  • For best results ,do not use water while grinding the roasted coconut.
  • You can avoid green chilies and use 1 tbsp kashmiri chili powder instead,for a better color.

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    April 28, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Looks ao delicious. . Nice clicks

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    April 28, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    flavourful delicious meal looks wonderful

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    April 29, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Nice flavor curry !! looks so wonderful and great clicks !!

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    April 29, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Puttu & Kadala curry- Classic Combo.. Delicious & Flavorful.. Beautiful clicks as usual..

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    Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights
    April 29, 2013 at 5:02 am

    my fav combo…even i recntly took some snaps of puttu n kadala curry, but dint like it so never posted them…I'm tempted to try again 🙂

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    Merry Tummy
    April 29, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Such beautiful clicks. Amazing colour and texture
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    April 29, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Oh mY GOd! I love your blog!!! I love kerala recipes

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    Priya Suresh
    April 29, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Puttu & kadala curry,both makes me drool.

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    Nava K
    April 30, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    So so awesome and I can't take my eyes off the stunning picture. Love the curry and how its presented with the rest.

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    April 30, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Can tell u how much I am yearning to this. Ages since I had a good puttu n kadla curry

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