Monday, 7 April 2008

Kerala Kadala Curry

Life is back to normal from today onwards.My daughters spring break is finished and she is back to school from today , so the daily routine have started, no more getting up late having breakfast in the irregular time and lunch etc......

Have to admit we had a excelent two weeks. Even though the weather here was really, really bad.

We went to London for four days which was wonderful. One of our friends asked me how was it in London and I replied to her we ate and drank and had a jolly good time :-)

Well we also went to Museums and lot of other touristical places....... also did shopping.
I did window shopping and my daughter did real shopping. I have to admit i bought few baking things from there.
Isn't it crazy i went to one of the most famous places and the main things i bought are for my cooking.

And talking about cooking, I made this kerala chick pea curry thanks to bee of Jugalbandi actually I made this before I went for the break but didn't had time to post it.

The kadal curry was really delicious. My hubby was extremley glad that I made a totally different chick pea dish, for the last 17 years I have been making the same one :-)

Bee had written, Her words......This recipe needs patience. The onions need to be cooked down for a while and caramelised to a deep brown on a medium-low flame. Likewise with the coconut. Don’t try to hurry this dish along.

It did take a bit of time to make it, but it is really woth all the time you spend on making it as it was DELICIOUS. I will be surley making it again soon.

I didn't change anything in the recipe except she used dessicated coconut I used fresh coconut.

Roasting the spices

Roasting the coconut
Sunita's Think Spice event is back and it is going to trotting the globe from now on and this month it is hosted by Grecthen Noelle of Canela & Comino The spice she have choosed is She have asked us to Share other information about cloves: Is it used in forms other than cooking in your home?

I remember when I had tooth pain when i was at home my mom giving cloves to me and asking me to chew on them. Don't ask me if it worked or not as I don't remember, I only remember the severe pain I had :-(

Also when I was in high school one of our sir was trying to stop smoking and he used to chew these cloves always. No idea if it worked.
Only thing I remember is we girls used to give him lots of cloves ( you know to please the teacher) which we used to take from our mom's kitchen.
I am sure all the moms were thinking to themselve are they using so much cloves as it was getting finished so fast.

Little did they know their daughters were taking it for giving to their favourite teacher :-)


Most of the ingridients


Curryleaves etc....


Delicious...............

55 comments:

bee said...

hahaha. so you stole cloves to give to your teacher? naughty girls.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Happy Cook, thank you so much for your Think Spice entry! To be truthful, I have had this marked for some time and haven't yet made it. Your dish reminds me that I want to try. I love your stories about taking cloves to your teacher - that is very funny! Wonderful dish, again thank you!

Dhanggit said...

yahoo!! you are finally back!! i haven't tasted this dish yet but anything with curry and anything that comes from your kitchen taste heavenly!! :-)

Happy cook said...

Bee yeah you know it is always nice to be in the good side of the teacher.

Gretchen noelle You should try them. It is really delicious and small when you roast the spices are just great. Thankyou for hosting the event

Dhanggit I am so pleased that you are so pleased :-) that I am back.

Maria said...

Yay your back! Sounds like you had a lovely time in London with your daughters. Your curry looks delish!

Maria
x

Peter M said...

Happy, the curry looks wonderful I love spice & heat. Pass the naan please.

Seena said...

Glad to see you back Happy dear!
Hadn't noticed this curry yet, thanks for posting it.. :)

Happy cook said...

Maria thankyou. We had a wonderful time.

Peter Well actually we ate it with a kind of naan. Back at home we eat this dish with puttu

Seena thankyou. Well now that you hacve noticed you can try them too :-)

Richa said...

hey, nice to see ya back, so had a good short break :)

Siri said...

Delicious HC. and I am so glad u and ur kiddo had a blast during the spring break!

Siri

Meera said...

Glad to see you. Missed you. Great to know that u had a great time during your break. Kadala looks great. wonderful entry.

TBC said...

Good to see u back after your vacation.
I love kadala curry. My mom makes the best kadala curry ever! :-)

Dhivya said...

have seen in many blogs..but never tried before:))this post made me to try...so tempting

meeso said...

Yum, looks great, nice to have you back...I use to chew on cloves to make my mouth feel a bit numb...but it tastes horrible :D

Sagari said...

what a delecious looking curry ,gravy looks sooo goodd

ranji said...

welcome back HC:)...i love this kadala curry especially with puttu....urs is really delicious!!my alltime fav...and great clove story too!!!

Cham said...

Had a great time i guess :) Lucky pampered teacher. The curry look delish.

Jayashree said...

The curry looks lovely.....kadala curry with puttu is the best thing ever....

Saswati said...

loved the story happy cook and missed you in the blog scene....hope you had a good break....gr8 entry.

Prajusha said...

hi,
it sounds like u had a great time in london.kadalacurry is my favourite with puttu..puttinu kadala curry ilenkil oru rasavumilla:)

Padmaja said...

Hi!!
Amazing curry and so glad to hear that u had a great time in london.
Was the weather kind enough and didnt spoil the fun?

Srivalli said...

HC..its nice to have you back!...and a nice dish...let me go back to check on the other things...hope you had a nice time...

and you were on mine while i was clicking yours...:D

easycrafts said...

Great to know that you enjoyed your trip...even I am going off for a week...super color of the dish

Srivalli said...

well I just went back to read the whole post...so funny that you took cloves for your teacher!..hahah..I can imagine that!...actually it does give you relief..both for toothache and throat infections...

Roopa said...

hi happy cook, we konkanis make a similar dish called "Ghasshi" using brown channa, and sometimes other veggies too, but the masala remains same, except we use shredded coconut. Your pic looks very nice, ..yesterday I made Ghashi using Lima beans , potato , it was good too:)

Sia said...

my dad is a denstist and he always recommended to use cloves when having tooth ache:) so glad to see u bk HC and back with a bang!
and girl, u shopped for what in London??? LOL... food bloggers;)!!!

Rosie said...

Hi happy, oh it is great to have you back, I have misssed you! Sounds like you had a lovely time in London too :) Your curry looks awesome too!!

Rosie x

kamala said...

Great to see u come back.The curry looks delicious.Fun to read abt the cloves

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

hahaha.. that story behind the cloves is indeed funny!!! and the curry looks so delicious!!!! like you said, even I have just a couple of recipes w/ chana and I end up making the same dish everytime!!! Will try this kelara dish sometime....

Happy cook said...

Richa yeah it was a fun short break

Siri thankyou.

Meera u r so sweet to say that u missed me :-)

Hi hi TBC that is what i too say my mom makes the best kadala curry :-) but then most of us think our moms cook better than us

Dhivya do try, it is delicious

Meeso yeah i remember it tazsting nasty

Sagari thankyou

Ranji oh i love too with puttu, but i've never made puttu i always wait till i get to my mothers place to eat puttu

Cham thankyou

Happy cook said...

Jayashree i fully agree with you

Saswati we indeed had a wonderful time

Prajusha, kadala and putti is also my favourite combo, but till now i have not made puttu, always wait till i get home for having it.

Padmaja , the weather was much better than here, in london. The first day it rained but then the rest of the days it was ok. Just drizzeled sometimes. Still was not that good weather there too

Srivalli I am glad to be back. I knew about the toothache, but didn't know about the throat pain.

Easycraft have a nice break and come back with lots of delicious post :)

Happy cook said...

Roopa I should try once this famous Ghasshi. I have never made anything with limabeans.

Sia well my mom was correct in the giving me the cloves.
Yeah i just bought baking things which i don't get here like Treacle etc.... and then to my hubbies horror i buy lots of cadboury as we don't get it here .

Rosie thankyou, I am glad to be back. We indeed had lot of fun.

Kamala thankyou

Remya do try. It is really delicious and the aroma when you make it, is so good. Not to mentiong the taste. Thinking about it i am getting hungry now :-)

Nanditha Prabhu said...

you curry looks yum.. we make a similar one named ghashi....as roopa said. i made black channa ghashi today:)

Uma said...

glad you're back, HC! good to hear that you had a fun trip. the kadala curry looks simply fantastic.

Namratha said...

Cloves do work wonders for toothaches Happy,I still chew on them when my tooth hurts :) Glad to see u back, and my with what a curry....slurp!

Madhavi said...

Hi,

First time here, curry looks so good. Very nice recipe!!

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my comfort food said...

Good to see that you are back. The kadala looks absolutely yummy. I have never made it with coconut, in my house it is puttu and kadala sans coconut. Will try this next time I make puttu. Thanks.

Happy cook said...

Nanditha Prabhu now i really have to make this famous ghashi, which i have been hearing from few bloggers

Uma I am glad to be back and thankyou

Namratha, well i will remember next time, but last time i had tooth pain was when i was a teenager and i do hope i won't have it anymore as it is horribly painfull

Madhavi thankyou fo visiting, will visit your place

I love puttu, but have never made them muself.

Sig said...

hey welcome back Happy Cook! Glad you had a nice break...

Cakespy said...

This looks delicious! I'll forgive your bit of thievery. :-) This one looks so comforting and good!

mitr_bayarea said...

Happy Cook-
first time visitor to your blog- the kerala kadala curry looks great and is soemthing I've never heard of.

Rosie said...

Hi Happy :)

I have tagged you for a Six Word Memoir :) I hope you don't mind!

Rosie x

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Rachel said...

cloves for the teacher...very different :D

the curry with puttu is heavenly!

Margaret said...

I love spices and the curry looks wonderful.

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Swapna said...

glad to hear that u had a great time in London.... your Kadala curry looks delicious!!!!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW....This curry looks YUM!.... SO good... Mouthwatering one.... Love it.....

Vaishali said...

Great job, Happy. The curry looks delicious. Lucky you for visiting London- it is one of my favorite cities. I lived there for a fairly long stretch while working for the Daily Telegraph on a journalism scholarship. I haven't been back in 10 years, but I long to.

Cynthia said...

Welcome back!

Cooking and the City said...

Hi Happy Cook, lovely to *see* you back. the curry looks great :-)

Pravs said...

kadala curry puttu..yum! I make same way. Right, clove is good when you have tooth ache or mouth sore.

Kribha said...

I love kadala curry but I've not done it in the authentic way before. Thanks for the recipe HC.

Rina said...

Love your receipe happy...I can't wait to try. So different dish full of flavour. Nice that u had a good vacation.

Mansi Desai said...

wow, that looks like a powerhouse of spices HC! must have tasted wonderful! authentic dishes do have a special feel to them na:)

Andhra Flavors said...

thankU for kerala Traditional recipe.