Apr 22, 2015

Kondakalai Masala Kuzhambu Recipe / Chana Kulambu Recipe



Chana kulambu my favourite. I love my mom's kadala theeyal so much and this is my recent favourite. It goes well with rice, but it can be had with puttu, appam or anything you like.

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Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 45 mins
Serves : 5 to 6

Ingredients:

Oil - 4 tblspn
Onion - 1 large sliced 
Tomatoes - 2 chopped
Curry leaves a handful
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Brinjal - 1 chopped
Drumstick - 1 cut into pieces
Dry Chana - 3 cups (I used kala chana)

For Grinding:
Coconut - 1 cup grated
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 2 tsp
Dry Red Chillies - 5 to 6
Garlic - 2 cloves

Method:

Soak chana overnight, drain water add it to a pressure cooker, cover with fresh water, add little salt and pressure cook this for 15 to 20 whistle till chana gets soft. Set aside.

Grind all the ingredients given for grinding to a smooth paste. Set aside.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in onions and curry leaves. Saute till onions turn golden.

Add in tomatoes, salt, turmeric and cook till mushy.

Add in brinjal and drumstick along with some water. Cook covered till veggies are half cooked.

Now add in the chana along with cooking liquid.. Add in coconut paste and mix well.

Cover and simmer this till oil separates.

Serve with rice.

Pictorial:
Take coconut in a blender


add in chillies


take some garlic


add in some fennel seeds


make it into a smooth puree


Now take your ingredients


I cooked black chana till it is completely cooked


Heat oil in a pan


add in onions


curry leaves


saute till golden


add in tomatoes


turmeric powder


salt


saute them


cook till tomatoes turn mushy


add in brinjal and drumsticks


saute for a while


pour in water


cook till veggies are half cooked


add in cooked chana along with the cooking liquid


mix well


add in coconut masala


mix well


cover and simmer till oil separates


serve

3 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I can't wait to make it. One question, the drumstick mentioned in the recipe looks like what is called okra where I live, would they be the same thing, or is this something different? Thank you!

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  2. @Anonymousokra is ladies finger, it is diff from drumstick. u can skip that add okra as well in this recipe

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  3. So nice. I just used chana sprouts

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