Kondakadalai kuzhambu with the cute little karuppu kondakadalai (kala channa/ black chickpeas). I used to have this in my childhood and it was not my favorite then. Usually everyone makes kodakadalai kuzhambu by adding ground coconut paste in the kuzhambu. But we add chopped coconut bits to the kuzhambu. I never liked that coconut bits those days. But I like it now. In fact I tried this kuzhambu just to add those coconut bits in the kuzhambu. My MIL also makes the same way with coconut bits. This is kuzhambu that goes perfectly with rice.
I usually make kuzhambu with legumes like mochakottai, karamani similar way by roasting and pressure cooking. This time, tried soaking overnight and made. You can try either way. Check the notes for variations.
Serve with rice and any mild kootu. The coconut adds a great texture to this kuzhambu, do try this way!