Onam Special Recipe: Kadala Curry

By Nmami Agarwal             08/27/2018

Onam Special Recipe: Kadala Curry

Have you been surfing the internet for long to get your best recipe for Onam? Well, your search ends here as this time you have landed at the right page directing you to a healthy and nutritious Onam special recipe called Kadala Curry with two main ingredients: Kala channa and grated coconut. We have a feeling that you will love adding this to your menu for Onam. But let’s know about its nutritional values first.

Nutritional Values

Kala chana, also known as the black chickpea- a savory bean, full of essential nutritional goodness. These beans are high in protein, although, not a complete source of protein, amino acids found in Kala channa contributes to the producing of hormones, muscle, and enzymes. Also, rich in calcium and iron which help you absorb more vitamin C in your diet and improves the bioavailability of iron that means it helps you absorb more of it.

Raw coconut used in this recipe is rich in medium-chain triglycerides- a type of dietary fat that is believed to encourage weight loss, dietary fiber found in it can help normalize bowel movements, prevent blood sugar swings and lower blood pressure levels. Some particular fats found in coconut flesh including capric, caprylic and lauric fatty acids are antiviral, antibacterial and antiprotozoal which help boost your immunity and destroy pathogens. Coconut flesh also provides a significant ratio of minerals such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, selenium, iron, zinc that help increase the nutritional value of your diet and maintain normal functioning of the body and promote health.


  • Black boiled channa- 20 grams

  • Grated coconut- 1 teaspoon

  • Shallots- 10 grams

  • Whole red chilli-1

  • Coriander seeds- ¼ Teaspoon

  • Sprigs curry leaves- 2-3

  • Coconut oil- 1 Teaspoon

  • Garlic- 3-4 cloves

  • Mustard seeds- ¼ teaspoon

  • Sliced onions- 20 grams

  • Red chilli powder- a pinch

  • Garam masala powder- ¼ teaspoon

  • Corinader Powder – ¼ Teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

Calories: 153.8 Kcal

Protein: 3.8g

Carbs: 15.5g

Fat: 8.2g

Course: Lunch or Dinner


  • Sauté grated coconut including shallots, coriander seeds, red chilies, garlic and curry leaves in oil till they turn golden brown.
  • Now, grind all the sautéed ingredients.
  • Next, sauté mustard seeds and add sliced onions, coriander powder, chili powder, garam masala and ground ingredients to it and cook everything well.
  • Add boiled channa with followed water and let it cook properly.
  • Add salt to taste and serve kadala curry hot.





Over to you

Let’s celebrate this Onam festive season together with kadala curry recipe, made from black channa that incorporates coconut and spices. Try this recipe and share your views about this coconut curry, flavoured with spices.


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