vella kadala curry

Vella Kadala Curry | White kadala Curry Kerala style | Chana Masala

  • Prep:10 minsCook:15 mins
  • 5 Serves
  • Easy

The combo of Vella Kadala Curry / Channa masala Kerala style with puttu, chapathi or appams is too good. This spicy and tasty white kadala curry from the Kerala cuisine.

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How to easily make Kerala Style White Vella Kadala Curry, here is the solution. This is a spicy and tasty Indian vegetarian breakfast curried chickpea recipe, spiced with tomato paste, green chilies, and curry powders.

These curried chickpeas are similar to Chana Masala Kerala Style. It’s healthy, simple and makes a great side dish or vegetarian main dish.

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  • Chickpeas(Vella kadala) - 1 cup
  • Coconut milk - 1 cup
  • Tomato(crushed) - 1
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger (crushed) - 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Onion (chopped) - 1 no
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Greenchillies (slit) - 2 nos
  • Curryleaves - 4 - 5 nos
  • Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  • Corianderpowder - 1 tsp
  • Turmericpowder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp


  • 1Cook channa in 1 1/2 cups of water or more as reqd.
  • 2Heat oil in a kadai or a pan.
  • 3Add chopped onions and saute.
  • 4When the onions are translucent, add ginger, green chillies, curry leaves.
  • 5Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt.
  • 6Add crushed tomato, garlic, and mixed powders. 
  • 7Mix well and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • 8Saute, till oil separates. Fry for 30 secs.
  • 9Add half a cup of water and bring to boil.
  • 10Add kadala/channa and grated coconut.
  • 11Cook for 10 minutes, till the gravy thickens.
  • 12Add coconut milk.
  • 13Let it boil, till the Kadala Curry gravy is thick.
  • 14Garnish Kadala Curry with tomato flakes and shredded coconut.
  • 15Serve Kadala Curry hot with chappati, appam or puttu.
  • 16Garnish with chopped green curry leaves/malli leaves and serve Vella Kadala Curry with puttu or appam.