Kadle Manoli (Chickpeas with Tindora)

Kadle Manoli Recipe - Learn how Mangaloreans combine chickpeas and tindora with coconut and a hint of jaggery to make this delicious side dish.
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Keyword kadle manoli, tindora recipe, tindora with chickpeas
Method Pressure cooker, Stovetop
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 152kcal
Author Anushree Shetty


  • 1 cup Chickpeas / Kabuli channa [ Soak it overnight and it should double up]
  • 1/2 pound tendli / tindora / manoli cut lengthwise cut into 2 or 4 pieces depending on the size
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 sprig of kadipatta curry leaves
  • 1/2 of medium sized onion finely cut
  • 2 tablespoons jaggery crushed into powder
  • 3 tablespoons Kundapur masala powder See Note below the recipe
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut


  • Pressure cook chickpeas till they are 3/4th done. [ Takes my cooker around 3 whistles]
  • Wait till the cooker cools down to open the lid. Add the cut tindora and pressure cook again. Switch off the gas just before the vent goes off. Drain off excess water using a colander.
  • Heat the oil in a medium-sized pan over medium heat and add mustard seeds to it. When they start spluttering, add kadipatta along with urad dal. Let it fry for around 20 seconds and then add onions and fry them till they are translucent.
  • Add grated coconut, mixed with chili powder, Kundapur masala powder, jaggery and turmeric powder to the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the boiled chickpeas and tendli along with salt to the pan and mix well (Make sure to do it gently without squishing the tendli)
  • Simmer it for 5 minutes and take it off heat and serve hot.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 4.4mg