Kadala curry or kala channa curry is a curry made with black chickpeas (which can be substituted with white), fresh roasted masalas, and a generous splash of coconut milk. Reminiscent of Kerala, a popular coastal destination of India, kadala curry and puttu (a steamed flour dish) is a breakfast staple of the region. A dinner favorite at my place, this curry shines through when eaten with flaky bread like the Kerala Parotta.
While beach food reminds most of you of crabs, fish and lobster, for a vegetarian like me, the beach screams coconut! Well, most beaches I visited in my childhood were lined with coconut trees and the local cuisine made use of the fresh abundance in the most delectable recipes and one of them was of course, Kadala Curry. The nutty flavor and the subtle sweetness works great against the spices of this curry and add black chickpeas into the mix……. A ha… Pure delight!
While I can speak a lot about the food on my plate, I wanted to talk about something else for a change today. I recently received this bag to review, a lunch bag. Click here for more information.
Called the “FRESHY BAG”, this is one of the best lunch bags that I have used. What did I like about this bag? I pack lunch for my husband every day of the week (well, most days :P) and the lunch includes a variety of things ranging from curry, roti, and rice to sandwiches, salads and everything else under the sun. The bag has managed to impress me so far.
- The material of construction is sturdy not cheap like most on the market.
- The construction itself is quite classy and neat, thus not rendering my husband, a working professional to a schoolkid!
- The CURRY DOES NOT SPILL! I cannot stress the importance of this point enough because if you are an Asian who cannot survive without curry, you can understand how critical it is to find a lunch bag for it! 😀
- If you carry lunch in your backpack like my husband does, your backpack does not look like a bulky sack with the Freshy Bag in it.
So, starting from a Pilaf to sandwiches and then, this Kadala curry, I have been using Freshy Bag over a month now and am pleased to inform that this lunch bag takes the prize!
PS: This is not a sponsored post. The opinions in the review are my own and have been provided of my own accord.
For now, check out the Freshy bag and the recipe for: