Kaalu huli or chick pea curry recipe

Kalu huli or black chick pea curry is a traditinal side dish for rice,it is one of a festive dish prepared for many occasions served as a side dish with other curries and salads.It is one of the tastiest curry  with simple ingredients. Kadle kalu /black chickpea,potato,egg plant are the vegetables used to prepare this curry,it is a grayish curry which is prepared by grinding spices with coconut and tamarind hence the name kalu huli.

Preparation time – 15 min

Soaking time – 8 hrs/over night

Cooking time 15 min

Serves – 8

Ingredients –

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Black chick pea – 250 gms

Potato – 2 medium chopped

Egg plant – 2 small cut into medium pieces

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – 2 springs

Coconut – 1/2 cup

Onion – 1/2 medium sliced

Garlic – 4 cloves

Ginger – 1 inch

Tamarind – 1 marble sized ball

Clove – 3 no

Cinnamon – 1 small piece

Poppy seeds – 1 tsp

Samber powder – 2 tbs

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander leaves – 1 small bunch

Salt to taste

Oil to fry

How to make or prepare kaalu huli or chick pea curry –

Soak black chick pea for over night ,drain out the water and keep aside.

In a mixer jar add Coconut,onion,ginger,garlic,clove,cinnamon,tamarind,poppy seeds, coriander leaves,turmeric and samber powder and make a paste and keep ready.

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Heat a pressure pan by adding oil in it,when it is hot add mustard seed when it starts to crackle add curry leaves saute

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Add Soaked and drained black chickpea and chopped vegetables stir fry till the raw smell goes

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Add grounded masala paste and mix altogether,add salt to taste fry till the oil separates from masala

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Add 1 cup of water and mix once again.Pressure cook for 2 whistles,allow it to cool

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When the cooker is cooker open the lid bring the curry to boil until it becomes thick.Turn off the flame.

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Transfer the dish into a serving dish and enjoy the dish as a side dish for rice/roti’s.

 

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2 Responses to “Kaalu huli or chick pea curry recipe”

  1. Hemalatha Abalur says:

    thank you for the recipie. was searching for this recipe

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