Kadala Curry or Kadala Kari Recipe 2023

 Kadala Curry or Kadala Kari

Kadala Curry, also known as Kadala Kari, is a popular dish from the Indian state of Kerala made with black chickpeas cooked in a spicy coconut-based gravy. Here is a basic recipe you can use:


  • 1 cup black chickpeas (kala chana), soaked overnight and pressure cooked
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 dried red chilies
  • 2 tablespoons chopped curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Kadala Curry or Kadala Kari Recipe 2023


  1. Soak the black chickpeas overnight and then pressure cook them until they are tender.
  2. In a separate pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and dried red chilies. Once the seeds start to crackle, add the chopped onion and sauté until golden brown.
  3. Add minced garlic, grated ginger, and curry leaves and sauté for a minute.
  4. Add grated coconut, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and red chili powder (if using) to the pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until the coconut turns light brown.
  5. Add the cooked chickpeas and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Season with salt to taste and garnish with chopped cilantro before serving.
  8. Serve the Kadala Curry with rice or roti.

Let me know in the comment box if you have any questions or suggestions.

Kadala Curry Nutrition information

Based on the given ingredients, here is the approximate nutrition information for the entire recipe:

  • Calories: 1284
  • Total fat: 48g
  • Saturated fat: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 655mg
  • Total carbohydrates: 173g
  • Dietary fiber: 38g
  • Sugar: 35g
  • Protein: 47g

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