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Kadala Curry - Bengal Gram Curry

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Bengal grams (chickpea, kala chana)curry
  Cooked bengal gram 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ginger garlic paste 2 Tablespoon
  Green chillies 2 Medium
  Curry leaves 1⁄8 Bunch (12.5 gm)
  Turmeric powder 1 Pinch
  Red chilli powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Meat masala powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon

1. In a pan over medium heat, add the oil, onion and saute the onions for 4 minutes or until brown.
2. Add the ginger garlic paste, green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and meat masala powder. Stir well until all the masala smell fades away.
3. Add in the cooked bengal gram or kala channa. Mix well.
4. Add salt to taste, mix well. Then pour in the coconut milk and cook on low heat for another 2 -3 minutes.

5. Serve the bengal gram curry hot in a bowl alongside appam, puttu or steamed rice.

When cooking the bengal gram or kala channa, soak it in water for at least 9 hours before cooking it.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
South Indian
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 159 Calories from Fat 60

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.6%

Saturated Fat 0.88 g4.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.1 mg0.03%

Sodium 212.5 mg8.9%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber 5.3 g21.3%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 6 g11.2%

Vitamin A 9.3% Vitamin C 32.8%

Calcium 3.8% Iron 11.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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