Spicy Chickpea Flour And Pepper Curry (Kadalai maavu curry)
This recipe is a trademark of my patti's (paternal grandmother). My patti was married at the tender young age of 13 and was a fabulous cook. I really don't know how to classify this recipe - apparently she learned it from her pre-marriage days in Nagpur, but mostly cooked in our family in Chennai. I have googled the phrase kadalai maavu (chickpea flour) and only find the recipe for what is popularly known as Bombay chutney. So this is a truly unique recipe, and I am happy to share it here.I have never seen it at any restaurants either. My patti used to make it with just onions and green chilies, but I have modified it to include different kinds of hot peppers, as well as with just green peppers. Hope you enjoy it as much as our family does!
Update: After much googling and research, I have found out that this is called zunka or kandyachya patichi pith perun bhaji! Origins: Maharashtrian cuisine!