Monday, May 11, 2009

Chickpea & Breadfruit in Fried Coconut Gravy

Here's a Manglorean dish which tastes different yet very tasty and easy to do and again there is no onion or garlic used in it. So try this rich roasted coconut based gravy and you will just fall in love with this gravy...


1 cup white chickpeas

1/2 cup breadfruit cut into small pieces

2 tsp urad dal

2 tsp coriander seeds

5-6 fried red chillies

1/2 cup grated coconut

lemon size tamarind

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 sprig curry leaves

salt to taste

2 tbsp oil


  • Soak chickpeas overnight and then drain it the next morning and keep aside
  • Pressure cook chickpea and breadfruit separately till done and then drain it and keep aside
  • Heat 1 tsp oil, fry urad dal,coriander seeds,grated coconut till dark brown and then grind this along with tamarind and red chillies to a coarse paste(do not add water)
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and fry for a minute
  • Add chickpea,breadfruit and 2 cups of water and then bring it to a boil
  • Then add the paste,salt and cook for 10-15 minutes and then serve hot with rice or bread

( if u do not find breadfruit, use cubed boiled potatoes instead)

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