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Kondai Kadalai Kuzhambu (South Indian Chickpea Curry)

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Kondai Kadalai Kuzhambu is a delicious chickpea curry cooked in Chettinad style. This vegan dish has an immpeccable flavor & is easy to make on a weeknight!
Kondai Kadalai Kuzhambu (South Indian Chickpea Curry) Recipe | SideChef
Kondai Kadalai Kuzhambu is a delicious chickpea curry cooked in Chettinad style. This vegan dish has an immpeccable flavor & is easy to make on a weeknight!
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35min
Total Time
$2.09
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

US / METRIC
Servings:
4
Serves 4
3 cups
Cooked  Chickpeas
or Canned Chickpeas

Masala

1/2 cup
Freshly Grated  Coconuts
2 Tbsp
Poppy Seeds
6 cloves
2 Tbsp
Fennel Seeds
to taste
Water

Curry

1 Tbsp
Cooking Oil
1 Tbsp
Fennel Seeds
1
Cinnamon Stick
4
Whole Cloves
1
Onion , chopped
1/4 cup
Chettinad Sauce
to taste
to taste
Onions , chopped
for garnish
to taste
for garnish
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
310
FAT
12.7 g
PROTEIN
11.6 g
CARBS
41.7 g

Author's Notes

You can use unsweetened desiccated coconut if fresh coconut is not available. Do not overcook the chickpeas, then need to hold their shape.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
In a mixer grinder, add Coconuts (1/2 cup) , Tomatoes (2) , Poppy Seeds (2 Tbsp) , Fennel Seeds (2 Tbsp) , and Garlic (6 cloves) . Grind it to a smooth paste by adding little Water (to taste) . Keep this paste aside for now.
Step 2
Heat Cooking Oil (1 Tbsp) in a pan and once its hot add whole spices like Cinnamon Stick (1) , Fennel Seeds (1 Tbsp) , Whole Cloves (4) , and Bay Leaves (2) .
Step 3
Fry for 15 seconds and then add the Onion (1) . Saute till they turn translucent and then add Chettinad Sauce (1/4 cup) .
Step 4
Fry the sauce for a minute and then add the ground paste. Continue to fry this masala for another 3-4 minutes.
Step 5
Lastly, add the Chickpeas (3 cups) and Salt (to taste) . Add Water (to taste) if you need and let it cook for 5 minutes
Step 6
Chettinad Kondai Kadalai Kuzhambu is ready. Garnish with some Onions (to taste) and Fresh Cilantro (to taste) . Serve it with any Indian bread or steamed rice. It's nourishing and delicious!
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
310
% Daily Value*
Fat
12.7 g
16%
Saturated Fat
3.8 g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
0.0 mg
0%
Carbohydrates
41.7 g
15%
Fiber
12.0 g
43%
Sugars
8.7 g
--
Protein
11.6 g
23%
Sodium
450.8 mg
20%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
204.5 mg
16%
Iron
4.2 mg
23%
Potassium
568.3 mg
12%
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