Saturday, February 23, 2008

Kadala Fry and "E For Excellent" Blog Award

This is a dry preparation with black chickpeas /kadala. This is a usual side dish, we have with kanji.


3 cups - Cooked kadala / black chickpeas


1 tsp - Mustard seeds
2 sprigs - Curry leaves
6 big flakes - Garlic, crushed
2 tsp - Red chili flakes
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Sesame oil


1 ) Black chickpeas is soaked over night and then pressure cooked in enough water with little turmeric powder and salt to taste.

2 ) Heat a pan with oil, add mustard and pop. Then add curry leaves, garlic and fry on low heat. Just fry garlic till lightly brown, don't make it dark brown. Add chili flakes, turmeric powder and fry for second in the oil.

3 ) Add the cooked kadala and little gravy from the boiled kadala. Add salt to taste, close with a lid and cook on low heat. Once the kadala is cooked for few minutes in this masala, open the lid and cook till dry.

Serve as a side dish.

Now this is really flattering to get one after another awards and this time its from Kalai of "Samaithu paarkalaam", who has been generous with words and says " Her gorgeous pics would tempt a vegetarian to want to eat non-veg! I get the urge to try all of her recipes as soon as I read them...." these are very complimentary words, kalai. Thank you so much for this award.

I admire the work of many fellow bloggers, for the excellent posts, pictures, information and also for their sense of humor. This award is to all the bloggers out there, but since i can select only a few of you, i am passing this award on to five blogger buddies - Asha of " Foodie's Hope", Kribha of " En samayal Pakkam", Richa of " As Dear As Salt", Sia of "Monsoon Spice", Sunita of "Sunita's World".


easycrafts said...

Kadala fry looks good and congrats on the award

Homecooked said...

Hey Congrats on the award :) By the way the black chickpea recipe looks interesting.I have never seen black chickpeas.Got to see something new on your blog :)

Seena said...

Kadala with kanji, um , adipoli..! :)
Congrats on the award, Enjoy prave..

Sia said...

pravs, we make kadla fry quite often. sometimes with kabuli channa and add little fresh coconut to enhance the taste. i just love it:)
congrats for the yet another award and u truely deserve it:) and its very sweet of u to pass it to me. i am flattered:)

Asha said...

I love love love the color of that Kadala Pravs. Beautiful!:))

Enjoy the award and thank you so much for passing on to me as well. I appreciate it sweetie. Hugs, have a fun weekend there. Make King cake if possible, I didn't taste that there.I will look into the recipe too, I do have New Orleans cookbook!:)

Richa said...

wow! my mouth is watering looking at the plate of kala chana, love it's earthy taste!
Congrats on the award, 'E' definitely belongs here :)
Thanks for passing it on to me, really appreciate it & coming from a cook like you means a lot to me! I feel proud to be in company of great cooks like you :)

vimmi said...

My recipe takes more time since i add onions and tomatos. urs looks simple and delicious.

Congrats on the award.

Kalai said...

Kadala fry looks great! We make a similar dish just seasoned with red chillies, mustard seeds and coconut. Used as a side dish. This is a wonderful variation and would never have thought of having it with kanji! Great one, Pravs! :)

Rachel said...

congrats on the award!

sunita said...

Pravs,the kadala fry looks soo tempting.

Congrats on the award and thanks for passing it on to me...I'm honoured :-)

Vaishali said...

What a gorgeous and delicious-sounding recipe. I bet this would be great with chapati as well.

Anonymous said...

congrats on the award....the kadala looks yummy!!

Sig said...

Wow, the kadala fry looks delicious Pravs! We add some fresh grated coconut too... And congrats on yet another award, you have an Excellent blog for sure :)

DEEPA said...

congrats on the award!!!Kadala is awesome lady!!!

Sagari said...

congrats Pravs and yummy curry too

Dhivya said...

kadala fry looks yummy...congrats on ur award

Pravs said...

Easycrafts : Thanks :)

Homecooked : Thanks :) Black chickpeas / kala chana in hindi / kadala in malayalam. This will be available in indian store. This is very simple yet a tasty preparation with black chickpeas. Do try if you like the recipe :)

Seena : Thanks :) yeah goes very well with kanji.

Sia : Thanks sia :) enjoy deserve it !

Asha : Thank you so much :) you too enjoy this award. you truely deserve this. Hugs :)
Only this year i tasted king cake and very much loved it. Have to learn how to make this cake. Today i went to french quater and got a cookbook on creole cooking :)

Richa : Thanks :) you are such a sweet heart, making me feel so flattered :) Thanks to this blog world, i am able to bond and get to know real nice people :)

Vimmi : This one is very simple recipe. garlic adds a zing to the taste.

Kalai : Our place we love to have this with kanji. Thanks kalai :)

Rachel :Thank you :)

Sunita : Thank you and please do enjoy your award :)

Vaishali : Thank you :) This will be good with chapati too. i didn't mention cos, this could be too dry for chapati..but goes very well.

Arundati : Thanks :)

Sig : Thanks :D yeah you started it and i am getting flattered very much with awards.

Deepa : Thank you, lady :D

Sagari : Thank you :)

Dhivya : Thanks you :)

Seema said...

Congrats on the award!!! Great one Pravs :-) Way to go.. wishing you many more blog awards....

Kadala fry looks good! Saw your comments on my blog - Thanks you so much for passing an award to me - My first award & i am thrilled :-) Am on vacation, so will update my blog next week with it.. Thank you dear friend!

Happy cook said...

I love kadala fry and congrats with your award

Namratha said...

I have never tried this curry and would love it...yours looks yummy:) Congrats on ur award, I hopped over from Sunita's :)

Mallugirl said...

i was hooked on this the whole of last week ..thot of blogging it, but u bet me to it with such a beautiful looking photo!!!yum!

ANJALI J. said...

i was just reading ur recipes, my eye caught ur E for excellent award.. congrats!your blog deserves it!
i didnt understand this. how do i vote people for this award, i mean if i have to give this award to the bloggers. this keeps me wondering..

Pravs said...

Anjali : This award was passed on to me by another blogger. It was not done by casting votes. Thanks for letting me know i deserve this award :)