If you're in the mood to relish a curry but have no vegetables, this amazing recipe that uses just chillies is going to be one of your new favourites. It is quick and easy to make, and big on tangy flavour.
Keralites generally like to have hot recipes and among these, the curries that use green chilli paste are even more popular. Besides lending a special flavour to the dishes, green chillies also help to avoid constipation, raise immunity and reduce weight, among several other health benefits.
This curry, a classic combination dish, is going to be made of chilli pepper, a milder variety of green chilly. You may prefer any type of green chilly based on its availability for making this dish. It can be served along with a variety of food items such as chapathi, naan, paratha, poori, and even boiled rice.
Let’s talk about how to make this curry, shall we?
Six green chillies
½ teaspoon cumin seeds-
½ teaspoon Fennel seeds (Perum Jeerakam)
One pinch asafetida
One bay leaf
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
One teaspoon of coriander powder
Salt (as required)
One teaspoon of chickpea flour
One teaspoon curd
¼ teaspoon mango powder
½ teaspoon garam masala powder
Oil or ghee (As required)
Cut the green chillies into long pieces and clean them inside
Fry the chickpea powder in a simmer and keep it aside
Heat oil or ghee in a pan and mix it with asafoetida, bay leaf, fennel seeds, and cumin seeds
Saute for a few minutes and as the mix begins to splutter, add the green chilly pieces and continue to saute for another 2-3 minutes
Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, and salt, and mix them well
Cook for another five minutes by keeping the pan closed with a lid
Now add fried chickpea flour and saute for a couple of minutes
The chickpea flour is added to ensure thickness to the gravy and if you like to be watery, avoid using it
Mix curd in the next phase, cook for another couple of minutes, and pour some water to adjust the consistency of the gravy
Keep the pan closed for another couple of minutes and cook on a mild flame
Add garam masala and mango powder and stir well before serving