Other Names: Mookadalai Kuzhambu. Garbanzos Curry. Kadala Curry. Chana Masala – South Indian Style.
Brown,small Garbanzos/ Kala Chana / Mookadalai 1 cup
Red radish sliced 1 cup
Onion 1 large grated
Ginger-garlic paste 1-2 spoons
Tomatoes 2 crushed
Tamarind paste 1/2 spoon
Cinnamon 1 stick
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Coconut wet-ground 1 cup
Oil few spoons
Cilantro leaves to garnish.
Soak the legumes overnight and pressure cook the same, next day…set aside.
In a wide vessel, heat oil. Add the whole spices, followed by ginger-garlic paste and onions. Fry real good, until the raw odor is gone.
Followed by crushed tomatoes, tamarind, salt, turmeric and chili powders. Further add radish and cooked legumes. Cover and cook.
Once the gravy thickens, add coconut paste and continue boiling over high heat, briefly.
Serve warm to go with plain steamed rice.