Chettinad Kondai Kadalai Kuzhambu

Chettinad Kondai Kadalai Kuzhambu

The perfect combination of spiciness and aromatic flavors make it one of the most loved dishes in the region.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chettinad, South Indian
Keyword: chettinad, sambar

Ingredients

  • 300 gms Black Chickpeas (Karuppu Kondai Kadalai) soaked overnight or for 8 hours
  • 2 Onions big, finely chopped
  • 6 Garlic Cloves crushed
  • 4 Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 tblsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • a pinch Turmeric Powder
  • Salt as per taste

To Grind:

  • 1/4 cup Coconut grated
  • 1/2 tsp Gasagasa

For Tempering:

  • 2 tblsp Oil
  • 2 inch Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Saunf
  • Curry Leaves few

Instructions

  • Grind the coconut and gasagasa to a smooth paste with little water and keep aside until required.
  • Drain the chickpeas and rinse.
  • Pressure cook with enough water and salt until 1 or 2 whistles.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the cinnamon, saunf and curry leaves.
  • Fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add the onions and saute for a minute or two.
  • Add the tomatoes and stir well.
  • Add the red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder.
  • Add the boiled chickpeas and pour 2 cups of water.
  • Stir to mix well and cover the pan with a lid.
  • Simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add salt and ground masala.
  • Mix well and add enough water.
  • Bring to a boil and remove from flame.
  • Serve hot with rice.