Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Karamani Sundal/Sweet and Salt Karamani Sundal

                                                           Karamani or black eyed pea or Lobia is a popular bean made as sundal during Navarathiri.There are two types of Karamani - brown  and white in colour.We usually make sweet sundal with the brown Karamani.I make the sweet sundal also with some salt and red chillies but some people make it only sweet i.e only with jaggery and coconut.You can make it either way.I feel it is more tasty with salt and red chillies so that it is spicy and at the same time sweet.Otherwise it is easy to prepare and does not require a long soaking time.It is enough if you soak it for 3-4 hours and pressure cook it for few whistles.Today being first day of Navarathri I made both the versions of this sundal.

You will Need(salt version)
  • 1/2 cup Black eyed pea
  • 2 tsp Oil for Tempering
  • 1 tsp Mustards seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 3-4 Red Chillies
  • 1 sprig of Curry Leaves
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste.
  • 2-3 tbs of Scraped Coconut

How to
1.Soak Black eyed peas for 3-4 hours.Pressure cook until soft for 5-6 whistles and not mushy.
 2.Heat oil in a pan crackle mustard seeds,add urad dal and fry till brown and red chillies,curry leavces and asafoetida.
 3.Add boiled dal and give it a mix wait for the moisture to be absorbed.Add scraped coconut and switch off the stove.Mix well.

Sweet Sundal

You will Need

  • 1/2 cup Karamani(brown)
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Jaggery
  • 2 tsp Oil for Temepring
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • Few Red chillies
  • 2-3tbs of Scraped Coconut
1.Soak Karamani for 3-4 hours.Pressure cook it for 5-6 whistles and not mushy.Heat oil in a pan crackle mustard seeds add urad dal and red chilies and fry till the dal becomes light brown.

 2.Add the boiled karamani and give it a nice mix.Add salt,powdered jaggery.
 3.The jaggery will melt and heat till all the moisture is absorbed.
 4.Add scraped coconut and mix well.
  • If you prefer you can avoid the spices in the sweet sundal and add only jaggery and coconut.
  • You can add a pinch of Cardamom powder if you are making it only with jaggery and coconut.

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