Jun 7, 2014

Chana Kurma Recipe (Korma) / Chickpeas Kurma Recipe / Kadala Curry Recipe / Sprouted Chana Recipes

A yummy kurma made with sprouted chana makes it more healthier. Before making this check out how to make sprouts at home. You can make this with plain soaked channa rather than using sprouted channa. This kurma is really spicy and pairs beautifully well with roti, but i love it with idly or dosa..So try this out and let me know how it turns out.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 1 hour
Serves : 7 to 8


Oil - 2 tblspn
Ghee - 2 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Onions - 1 large chopped finely
Tomatoes - 2 large chopped finely
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp or to taste
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 2 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tblspn
Coriander Leaves - 3 tblspn finely chopped

For Cooking Dal:
Water - 4 cups
Salt to taste

For Grinding:
Coconut - 1 cup
Garlic - 5 cloves
Ginger - 2 inch piece
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tblspn


Take sprouted channa dal in a pressure cooker and add some salt and cover it with water. Pressure cook it for 4 whistle, simmer it for 20 mins, now switch off the stove and let the steam go all by itself. Now open the cooker and check whether the dal is cooked completely by mashing it between your fingers, it should mash without any resistance. Set aside till use.

Now take all your grinding ingredients in a blender and make it into a fine puree. Set aside till use.

Heat oil and ghee in a kadai and crackle some cumin seeds.

Now add in onions and saute till it turns golden.

Add in tomatoes and cook covered till the tomatoes gets mushy.

Add in salt and all spice powders and saute till it gets mixed well and becomes like a masala and oil separates from it.

Now add in the cooked dal along with the cooking liquid. 

Add in ground masala and mix well.

Now take a healthy portion of the channa mixture and add it to a blender. Make it into a smooth puree. Add this back into the curry and mix well.

Add in sugar and mix well.

Cover the kadai and simmer it for 10 to 15 mins till oil separates.

Add in coriander leaves and mix well.

Serve with roti or dosa.

Take sprouted channa in a pressure cooker

cover it with water

Add salt to it

Cover and Pressure Cook

Cook till it completely cooked

It should be completely cooked
Now grind coconut, ginger, garlic and fennel seeds

Add water and make it into a smooth paste

Heat ghee and oil in a kadai

Add some cumin seeds

Add in finely chopped onions

Add some salt

saute till golden

Add in finely chopped tomatoes

saute it well

cover and cook

Add in all spice powders

mix welll

cook till it darkens and oil separates

Now add in cooked channa with the cooking liquid

Add the ground masala

now take a healthy portion of channa mix

Add it to a blender

make into a puree

add it back into the curry

Now add a spoonful of sugar, it balances all the flavours

cover and simmer

cook till oil separates

add a good amount of chopped coriander leaves

mix well



  1. Healthy Channa Kurma. surely try it soon..

  2. Instead of sprouted chenna dhal,can we use the chenna dhal soaked overnight...

  3. akka y yur coriander powder is in differnt color from origial color? i noticed that in al yur recipes..y so? thanks:)

  4. @umamahiit is home ground coriander powder. so it is different in colour

  5. akka so yu add chillies in yur coriander powder when grinding so that the color?

  6. @umamahiwe give chilli and coriander to the mill to grind, then grind the coriander after grinding chilli..hence the colour

  7. in what amount?thanks:)

  8. Why do you have to blend the channa?

  9. Hello , they say if we cook sprouts too much they lose their nutrition. This recipe calls for lot of cooking. What is your take?


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