Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Black Chick Peas curry & Puli Kuzhambu

Hi Guys, One last posting before I go to India. Black chick peas is the main ingredient here. You must have seen this in many blogs. So, here is my version too. Here I have made two curries using black chick peas. One is coconut based and the other is puli kuzhambu. In the coconut gravy I usually add brinjals, but I did not have any on that day. So , if you are trying it add brinjals to it. Ok, Here is the recipe.


Black Channa- 1 1/2 cups (soaked, pressure cooked with salt and some turmeric)
mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
urad dal- 1/2 tsp
onion- 1 (chopped)
brinjals- 4 (slit into 4)
turmeric- 1/2 tsp
curry leaves- little
tomato- 1(chopped)
red chillies- 3
corriander seeds- 1 tbsp
cumin- 1 tsp
coconut- 1/2 cup(shredded)
water- 2 cups(as needed)


Heat oil in kadai and fry mustard seeds and urad dal. Then fry onion,brinjal ,turmeric and curry leaves. Now add tomatoes and fry till soft. Grind coconut with chillies, corriander seeds and cumin until smooth. Add this to the tomato and mix well. Now add water and bring to a nice boil. Check for salt and seasonings.Finally add boiled chick peas and bring to another boil. Serve with hot plain rice.

Now comes the other gravy:
Puli kuzhambu which is made with potatoes. This is little hot and sour gravy which is served with plain rice.


Black Chick Peas- 1 cup(cooked)
onion- 1/2 (sliced)
garlic- 5 pods
potato- 2 (cubed)
tomato- 1 (chopped)
curry leaves- few
tamarind- 2 tsp
sambar powder- 2 tsp
chilli powder- 1/4 tsp
jaggery- small marble size
vadagam- 1 tsp


Heat oil in kadai and fry onions, garlic, curry leaves,potatoes and turmeric powder. Next add tomatoes and cook till soft. Then add tamarind paste, sambar powder and chilli powder. Add 1 1/2 cups water, jaggery and bring to a nice boil. Then add boiled channa and bring to another boil. Finally fry vadagam and add to the gravy.

Bye Guys!!! See you after 2 weeks. I will Miss you all very very much.


Pravs said...

this is a nice variation to my recipes for black chickpeas.. will have to try this...:)

Asha said...

Oh Kribha.I am drooling.This is my kinda food.Really delicious.Thanks for the recipe.

Asha said...

Have a great trip and travel safe.Enjoy,will miss you.Hugs:))

Seema said...

Kribha, I loved the black chickpea curry very much. I am sure it must taste very good with brinjal urf eggplant isn't it? Now the other curry as you mentioned looks hot and tangy. Nice love them both.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hay this is looking very great... I Love it...Nice colour...YUM!

Sharmi said...

I love to make this curry with Puttu. tastes divine. but never added potatoes.

Aruna said...

Kribha, Delcious currys u have in there :) if not for the soaking part I would have tried it tonite.
Anyways, I am trying ur Meen Kulumbu tonite, but dont have vadagam(have never used once), but still will give it a shot.
Have a nice vacation, will miss ya...Hugs.

மதி கந்தசாமி (Mathy) said...

nice recipes. shall try them kribha.

Have fun in India


Prema Sundar said...

Kadala kuzhambu romba nalla irukku Kribha.. naanum kittathatta ippadi thaan seivaen.

indosungod said...

Kribha, looks delicious especially the Puli Kuzhambu. I have never tried them with potatoes though.

ushaprashanth said...

Hi Kribha!
Those are apt for rice and idli,dosais too!!Have a nice trip..

Vcuisine said...

Have a great trip Kribha. This dish is really tempting. Viji

Sia said...

that looks very delicious kribha... have a safe and happy journey... come back with lots of goodies from india and will surely miss u:)

Mandira said...

the recipe looks delicious, will certainly try it soon.. safe travels. have fun in india!

Richa said...

both the dishes look so good, yum :) there are so many varieties can made using kale chane, all so yummy!
have a good trip, kribha! will miss ur posts!

Bharathy said...

Miss you too kribha..Can I have that yummy curry for tonight.for poori??:)
Culd have done with brinjals and given out for JFI na???
Ok..Have a fabulous time in India...

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks really delicious! I am sure it tasted just as good!

Chinni said...

Delcious curries u have........

USHA said...

Hi Krithi,

This is my first visit.You got wonderful collection of recipes..i liked almost all the recipes...
Hey even my birthday is on 28th april only...Happy Journey....

DEEPA said...

Very nice and yummy are very nice

Jeena said...

Hi there your chickpea curry looks amazing its just to my tastes. Nice blog here feel free to visit mine too. :)

Kribha said...

Dear Pravs,Asha,Seema,Sukanya, Sharmi,Aruna,Indosungod, viji,Prema,Mathy,Mandira,Richa, Bharathy, Jenndz,chinni and Deepa,
Thanks guys for your comments. I'm sorry that I did not reply on time. Glad you all liked it.

Hi UshaPrashanth,
Just visited your blog. Warm welcome to you.Please come back for more.

Dear Usha,
Hearty welcome to my blog. Glad to hear that you liked all the recipes and also to know that your B'day is on apr 28th. Thanks for your comments. Keep visiting.

Hi Jeena,
Nice to have you here.Just checked out your blog. It is loaded with healthy recipes. You have a nice collection.

Anonymous said...

This recipe is gud.....thanx