Tuesday 6 March 2012

Chickpeas Coconut Gravy | Kondakadalai Kuruma | Chickpeas Potato Curry

This delicious chickpea coconut gravy goes well with Rice, Chapathi, Pooris and any kind of Indian bread. Lets see how to prepare this recipe!


  1. Chickpea / Kondakadalai - 100 grams
  2. Potato - 1 
  3. Big Onion - 1 
  4. Coconut - one half side of it
  5. Coriander leaves - Few
  6. Curry leaves - Few (From 2 sprigs) 
  7. Cashew nuts (or) Roasted Channa dhal (Pottu kadalai) - 1 spoon (optional)
  8. Ginger garlic paste - 1 spoon
  9. Curd (sourless) - 3 spoons
  10. Cinnamon stick - small piece
  11. Cumin seeds (Jeera) - 2 teaspoons
  12. Saunf - 2 spoons
  13. Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  14. Green chillies - 3 or 4 
  15. Coriander powder - 2 spoons
  16. Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  17. Salt - As required 
  18. Refined oil / Gingelly oil /Any edible oil


  • Soak chickpeas in water overnight or atleast for 6 hours. If you have forgotten to soak and don't have enough time you can add hot water to chickpeas and soak it for atleast 3 hours. 
  • Peel off the skin from potatoes and cut it into big cubes. 
  • Grind coconut, roasted chana dal or cashews, 1 spoon cumin seeds, 1 spoon saunf, 3 green chillies and Cinnamon stick. Make a fine paste out of it by sprinkling some water  while grinding and keep it aside. 
  • Place a cooker on flame and add oil, after it heats up add mustard seeds, let it splutter then add cumin seeds, saunf and curry leaves and wait until it splutters. 
  • Then add onions saute well until it becomes golden brown.
  • Now add ginger-garlic paste and stir well. 
  • Once the raw smell leaves add the soaked chickpeas and cubed potatoes and saute for a minute. 
  • Then add salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and mix well. 
  • Saute until raw smell leaves, then add coconut paste and stir well, add enough water or until the chickpeas gets well immersed in water and there is 1 inch water above chickpeas. 
  • Now add chopped coriander leaves and close the cooker with the lid. Pressure cook for 10 to 15 mins on low flame.
  • Remove from flame, garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice, roti, chapati, naan etc. 
Its so tasty, your family members will want you to add it in the next week's menu also! Try it out soon!!!


  1. OMG this looks too good and sis you know what this is my favorite ingredient chick peas :) yum... so happy that I am the first to comment here :)


Thanks for the visit. Do drop in your valuable comments and suggestions :) Please do not add any links to your site/blog such comments will not be published. Click on notify me and get notified about my reply to your comments.

Most Loved Recipe

Grilled Chicken Recipe | Indian Style Chicken Grilled

Magazine Features!

Bake Without Oven

Bake Without Oven
Click for recipes


All photos, and content here are clicked and edited by me. If anyone wishes to use the photos or contents, please get prior permission from the author and then use it. If found stealing will be strictly penalized. Comments are always welcome but spam and comments that seem to hurt any individual will be deleted without prior information.