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Thursday, November 29, 2012

kadalai kurry Taco

I made Kadalai curry Kerala spl which my hubby loves to have ..  I had some leftover kadalai kurry .. thinking of what to do.. i had double thoughts shd i eat them as they are r shd i try some thing different.. At last made my mind and a fab idea stuck my mind just wanted to infuse this to are well known mexican spl "taco" ..This tasted so yummmmmm!!!

Pineapple salsa - 5-6 tbsp (for  pineapple salsa recipe Click here)
Taco shells -2
Tomato ketchup - 2-3 tsp
Taco seasoning mix - 1 tsp
shredded cabbage - 1/4 cup
mint leaves for garninshing
Kadalai Curry- 1 bowl

INGREDIENTS  for kadalai curry
 Black chickpeas, 1-1/2 cup (soaked overnight or for 8 hours).
1 medium sized Onion, (chopped)
1 tsp red chilli pd
2 tsp dhania pd
1 tsp cumin pd
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric pd
Salt as per taste.
2 Dried red chilies (optional)
 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste,
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp oil

PREPARATION (kadalai curry):
Cook the soaked chickpeas with some salt  and keep aside. I used a pressure cooker for up to 3 whistles to cook the chickpeas. Dice the onion finely. heat oil in a pan. . Once the oil is hot, break the dried red chiles, and curry leaves into it and fry for a few seconds. Add the diced onions, ginger garlic paste and sauté for a few minutes until the onions turn translucent. Now add all the dry spice, salt and mix well.. Add the boiled black chickpea with a little amount of  broth (broth here refers to the water used for boiling the chickpea) . Let them come to boil and  add  the coconut milk to this.. Let it cook for 10-15 minutes until the desired thickness is reached. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with rice, chappathis, idlis, dosas, or appams.

Assembling of taco:

Heat the taco shell as directed in the box .Place the taco shell in an oven proof tray and  I had to heat my taco shell for about 45 seconds on high in a microwave till warm..Heat the kadalai curry as well on the stove till most of the moisture evapourates....

First take a taco squeeze small amount of ketchup in it and the fill them with the prepared kadalai curry.. Then top them with the prepare Pineapple salsa and then some shredded cabbage . Season them by sprinkling a pinch or two of taco seasoning mix. squeeze some more ketchup on top . If want   you can even top them with some cheese... Garnish them with mint leaves....

our delicious "Kadalai kurry Taco" is ready to serve !!!!


you can also have chole or any dry beans cuury  filling in these taco..

 sending tis to siris food for her  1st anniversat giveaway

sending to 60 days of Christmas - divya and priya's space 

Happening @ lemon kurry

Happening @ Gayathiri's cook spot and hosted by nithu' kitchen

sending tis to cookbookjaleela

sending to vardhini's- cookjoy


  1. wonderful idea manju.keep rocking.give one taco please.

  2. Interesting and healthy taco. Thx for linking.

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  3. wow invaiting kadala curry with taco

  4. Really inviting one.... Glad to follow u...


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