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Sometimes you meet a person who becomes a very good friend. She invites you over to lunch a zillion times and serves a delicious side dish...

Black Garbanzo Beans Kruma /Karuppu Konda Kadala Kurma/ Kala Channa Kurma /

Sometimes you meet a person who becomes a very good friend. She invites you over to lunch a zillion times and serves a delicious side dish called kadala kurma. Sounds familiar isn't it, well that is what happened to me a few years ago. At that time I did not think I needed to get the recipe from  her because I was not exposed to the world of blogging and I did not think I will after a few years still think about it. Food is very maternal, it links you to a feeling or experience and often it is that emotion which we stride to recreate. So looking for the recipe far and wide, as usual I consulted with my sisters friend Madhavi and made it for dinner last night. It was such a hit and I needed to document it for future reference. Thank you Madhavi for answering all my questions as always.


Cutting Board
Pressure Cooker
Measuring Cups and Spoons


Black Channa - 1 cup
Onion - 1
Tomatoes - 2
Potato - 1 peeled
Garlic - 2 big cloves
Ginger - 1 inch
Coconut - 1 tbsp
Cilantro - 2 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Butter / Ghee - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp ( add green chillies for more flavor and spice)
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Cloves - 5
Poppy Seeds - 1 tbsp
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp


1. Soak the black channa over night in water. Pressure cook with water just enough to cover the channa and some salt to one whistle on medium high. Allow it to cool.

2. Place the wok on the stove and add oil and ghee. Once it warms up add the spices and thinly sliced onions and cook it for a few minutes before adding garlic and ginger, salt, chilli powder. Cook until all the onion look transparent.

3. Grind this onion mix to a paste with some water and coconut.

4. Once the black channa is ready open the pressure cooker and add the paste to it, add potatoes, tomatoes chopped in big chunks and turmeric powder. Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook on medium to 2 whistles.

5. Allow for the pressure to release, open and mix well, mush the channa a little and then add cilantro and serve.


  1. This shud taste great with rotis, awesome, and black chana is healthier than the white ones rt..

  2. very nice...the flavour would be fantastic...yum!

  3. Will try this recipe and comment. It seems simple... nice pics

  4. Looks so yummy. Just made it this morning. Will soon try your mango pudding recipe.- Madhavi

  5. Oh my god..such a mouthwatering dish..it looks just awesome...vl try 4 sure....perfect vth rotis...

  6. Very healthy kurma,beautiful pics too.

  7. wow, what a tempting pic and recipe, love it.

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  10. Hi Srimathi, I made your black channa kurma and it came out great! Thanks for the recipe!!