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Breakfast Korma

My mother-in-law makes some unique dishes which will be very tasty. This is one of that kind. This korma is made from the black chickpea stock. The stickiness from the chickpea stock gives taste to the korma. My mother-in-law said that it will be good with idly. I guess it will be good with chapati too.

Time of Preparation : 45 minutes
Spice level : 4
No of Servings : 3


  • Black Chick pea / Kala Chana – 200g
  • Onion (medium size) – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Tomato – 1
  • Green chillies – 4 (slit lengthwise)
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Ginger – 1 tbsp
  • Coconut – 1/3 cup
  • Split dalia – 2 tbsp
  • Black pepper – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 2 tsp
  • Bay leaves – 1
  • Cinnamon stick – 1″
  • Cloves – 2
  • Sambar powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 tbsp

Method of Preparation:

  1. Soak the black chickpeas in 4 to 5 cups of water over night and boil it.
  2. Take the water (chickpeas stock) from that and use the boiled chickpeas for some other curry.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaves, cinnamon stick and cloves.
  4. Then add the green chillies followed by the chopped onions.
  5. Fry till they become translucent and add add the tomatoes followed by salt.
  6. Fry till they become soft and add the sambar powder and coriander powder.
  7. Make a paste of coconut, ginger, garlic, pepper, split dalia and fennel seeds.
  8. Add the paste to the mixture and add the water taken from the boiled chickpeas.
  9. Allow it to boil for 15 minutes and garnish with coriander leaves.
  10. Serve hot with idlies


  1. Yummy recipe… Perfect for anything…

  2. Nice – definitely need some to soak up all that goodness.

  3. Looks delicious arthi…Will try soon..

  4. Sounds so much like kadala curry without the Kadala.I am sure without the chick peas its a light curry unlike the kadala curry.I am no more going to throw out the water used for cooking Kadala.

  5. This is just like the Kadala Curry we make for Puttu, except for the addition of dalia.Sounds delicious!
    Looking forward to your entry for the Veggie/Fruit a Month event.

  6. Delicious, perfect for puttu. Love it.

  7. Wow. looks so yumm 🙂

  8. yummy and delicious korma . love to have with dosa

  9. This sounds flavourful and yummy…interesting idea for breakfast

  10. Wonderful korma, love with anything..

  11. Wow! I love it! I’d love to drink this up immediately!

  12. hey Looks delicious and tasty…yummy yummy…have never made this…but would love to prepare

  13. Perfect and yummy!

  14. this one looks so mouth-watering and easy to prepare…delicious!

  15. That looks so delicious..loved it

  16. Looks delicious and yummy

  17. Thanks friends for your lovely comments!!!

  18. I’ve never had a chickpea stock korma before… interesting and beautiful pictures!

  19. Chickpea stock kurma is a new concept. I will try the same soon