Kadala Curry | kerala recipe | Side dish for appam

I have never tasted kadal curry  as such but had tasted many channa items ! couple of days back first time i tasted this in hotel sangetha with appam ! i loved it ! i wanted to try on my own ! i am done with my version ! infact this one tasted good with hot rice too !


Brown channa - 2 cup (soaked over night )
Big onion - 2 nos finely chopped
Salt - as required
Turmeric powder -1 tbsp
Sambhar powder  - 1tbsp + 1tsp (or else use coriander and red chilly powder )
oil - 4 tbsp

To grind

Tomato = 2 nos
Garlic = 4 nos without skin
Green chilly - 2 nos
Coconut - 1/2 cup shredded
fennel seeds - 1tbsp
ginger - 1 tsp or 1 small piece

pre paration:

Soak the brown channa over night and keep it in the pressure cooker for boiling leave 3 whistle!


Heat the kadai and pour some 2 tbsp of oil and saute the item given under " To grind" , saute till everything blend well and tomato is mushy off the flame allow it to cool and then grind it nicely !

Now again heat the kadai and pour the oil and once heat add the chopped onion saute till color changes , then add the boiled channa dal and saute for a minute , then add the turmeric powder and spicy powder and adjust water to the consitency !

 allow it to boil it hardly takes 5 to 7 minutes under low flame it takes 10 to 12 minutes once raw smell goes add the grinded item and mix well

! if needed u can add some 1 tbsp of coconut oil ! serve with hot appam and garnish with coriander !


  • If sambhar powder not available add the coriander and chilly powder ! 1tbsp of each 
  • Boil the channa dal well 


  1. We serve this with rice puri..tastes awesome..

  2. Love this curry yummy recipe....

  3. brown chana is very favorite one. looks so tempting.

  4. Lovely combo with appam. Your profile pic is lovely

    1. one year back i took :) i changed my hair style that time !


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