Konda kadalai Pirattal/Chick Peas Dry Curry ~ Vegan Thursday

Kondakadalai aka Chickpeas Pirattali  an accopmaniment for variety rice or sambhar and rasam rice rice in our house holds.The same recipe can be followed for other legumes such as green peas,black eye peas and soya,double beans.
This pirattal tastes better with the dried legumes,so it needs to be soaked over night and cooked.Here goes the recipe...................


Chick peas/kondakadalai 11/2 cup(soaked)
Onion(chopped)1(medium size)
Coriander powder1tsp
Garam masala powder1/8tsp
Turmeric powder1/8tsp
Fennel seeds1/8tsp
Cinnamon 1 inch piece
Star anise 1no.
Curry leaves1sprig
Coriander leavesto garnish

To grind
Fennel seeds1/2tsp
Red chilly/varamilgai 3-4
Tomato(chopped)1(medium size)
Ginger a small piece


  • Cook the chick peas in the pressure cooker with a pinch of salt.Grind the ingredients given to fine paste and keep aside.
  • Heat the pan with the oil,crackle the fennel seeds,cloves and cinnamon,add the onion and curry leaves.Saute till the onion becomes transparent with a pinch of salt.Once the onion is done add the ground paste and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Now goes in all the spice powders and salt,give it a mix then add 1/2 cup of water,allow it to boil for couple of minutes.
  • Add the cooked chickpeas and mix it well,cook it covered for 3-4 minutes in a medium flame.Stir it well keep it in the flame for a minute or two till it become dry,sprinkle the coriander leaves and mix it well.Put off the flame.
  • Serve as an accompaniment.


  • After adding the ground paste fry it in a medium flame till the raw smell of ginger and garlic disappears.
  • Instead of grinding the tomato,tomato puree can be used. Add it after the onion turns trasnparent


wow wow amazing presentation and clicks dear :) the plates look like bloomin plates :) yummy looking kadalai piratal :) tempting me !!

Delicious and healthy looking pirattal. Wonderfully prepared.

looks perfectly done....today's post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/09/shepuche-pakode-dill-leaves-pakoda.html

I can finish that bowl in no time, excellent side dish..Beautiful presentation.

Different curry ,with chick peas .Love the clicks.

Superb presentation aks... very drooling peas... love to grab it now..

delicious curry n awesome presentation....

Chickpeas pirattal sounds so spicy n delicious...excellent preparation, will try it sometime soon...beautiful presentation Nalini!

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