Masala Kadala (with coconut, onion and spices

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 1 - onion or 5 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 4 spring - curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1 cup / 200 ml - boiled black chickpeas
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1/2 tsp - garam masala powder or mix 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder, 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder and 1/4 tsp clove powder
  • 3 tbsp - grated coconut

How to Make Masala Kadala (with coconut, onion and spices

  • Dilute red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder in 1 tbsp water and keep aside (spice mix).
  • Heat oil and add thinly sliced onions or shallots and fry till golden colour and crisp.
  • Add curry leaves and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • To this add diluted spice mix and stir well for 1-2 minute.
  • Add cooked black chickpea, salt, garam masala powder and grated coconut and mix all the ingredients well.
  • Cover and cook on a low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Open the lid and stir well.
  • Serve hot.
  • For chickpeas:
  • Wash and soak black chick peas in 3 cups water for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  • Add 1/2 tsp salt, turmeric powder and pressure cook, along with the soaked water for 25 minutes (reduce the heat to medium after second whistle and cook for 20 minutes).
  • Allow the cooker to cool naturally.
  • Open the cooker and drain out water completely.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World