Monday, March 4, 2013

Split channa dal curry/ Kadalai Parrupu Curry

As you all know for this week BM, I choose Split channa dal (Kadalai parrupu) as main ingredient, today its going to be gravy. When I was planning for this gravy I got lot of South Indian kulambu in mind but my tongue was asking for some new taste. Long time back I came across this Sri Lankan curry some where. It sounds good for puttu and string hoppers when compared to rice. In Sri Lankan dish they use to add more chilies according to your taste you can change. They usually add curry powder for this instead of that I added homemade coriander powder.


Split channa dal (Kadalai parrupu)
½ cup
1 medium size
1 small
Garlic pods crushed
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Mustard seeds
¾ tsp
Chili powder
¾ tsp
Coriander powder
½ tsp (homemade)
Cinnamon stick
½ inch
Ginger crushed
¼ inch
Green chili
Dry red chili
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves



  1. Cook channa dal with a drop of oil until it’s slightly overcooked.
  2. Mash ¼ of the cooked dal. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, clove, cinnamon, both chilies and curry leaves.
  3. Add onion and ginger once it turns soft add tomatoes and cook until soft. In this stage add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and garlic mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Now add dal, mix well and add enough water and salt allow it to cook in medium heat for 10 minutes.
  5. Add few coriander leaves and curry leaves and turn off the stove and serve with rice, puttu or sting hoppers.
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PriyaVaasu said...

Awesome Combo, Steaming Hot Rice and Spiced Dal!!!

Rajani S said...

Beautiful click of the dal!

Priya said...

Wat a healthy and delicious curry, love to have atleast once a week with some rice.

veena krishnakumar said...

Protein rich dal!!Lovely pic!

Jayashree said...

Rice and dal - a combo that can never fail.

Chef Mireille said...

looks so yummy...I love the flavors of Sri Lankan curries and I've got some Sri Lankan curry powder I can try with this recipe...thanks :)

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

looking delicious and so healthy one:)

Srivalli said...

Very healthy dish, I normally serve this with rotis..looks nice

The Pumpkin Farm said...

recently had this some place, and loved it, glad to have found this recipe now

Gayathri Kumar said...

Gravy looks absolutely inviting. Need to try it today...

Shylaja Praveen said...

Kadala curry looks so tempting. Wish I had this with puttu

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

looks so comforting and tempting!!! love this a lot!!
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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Sounds very aromatic ! Protein packed curry/dal!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Such a comforting recipe! Love this with rice and ghee :)

Suma Gandlur said...

It must have been a flavorful one with all those spices added.

Pavani said...

Oh.. that curry looks amazing -- spicy and delicious. Will try soon.

Kalyani said...

This is a new curry for me, Sandhya ! bookmarking this :-)

Manju said...

Kalyani this is manju

Corporate to Kitchen said...

amazing combo of steamed rice & dal.