Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Karamani Sundal ( For Tamizhar Samayal)

Known as black eyed beans in english these beans are full of proteins and form a very healthy and delicious side dish for lunch. It can also be had as a snack with some crispy sev sprinkled on top.

In Konkani these beans are called alsande though I will call them Karamani in this post since I am writing this post for Tamizhar Samayal  an event started by Nalini Suresh where we post the authentic Tamil dishes. Though I am not a Tamil I love making different dishes and hence enjoy being a part of this event a lot.

This Sundal or Usali is usually made during Navaratri as an offering to Goddess  Durga . Though the freshly scraped coconuts enhances the flavor of this sundal I did not add it for certain health reasons.



Ingredients :

2 cups ..........................Black eyed peas
1tsp..............................mustard seeds
1/2 tsp........................asefoetida (hing)
2 ..............................green chillies ( cut into pieces)
2 sprigs....................fresh curry leaves
1/2 tsp............................turmeric powder
1 tsp..............................sugar
salt
fresh coconut scraped for Garnishing ( I have not used )
coconut oil to cook





Method :

Wash and soak the beans in water for at least 6 to 7 hours.

Drain the water in which it was soaked and add 1 / 2 cup water to it.

Cook in the pressure cooker till soft ( for about 2 to 3 whistles ).

Now in a pan heat oil  and add mustard seeds.

When they splutter add chillies and curry leaves .

Finally add hing and turmeric powder.

Now add the cooked beans .

Also add salt and sugar and cook for just 5 minutes till all is well mixed.

Garnish with fresh scraped coconut.

This goes perfectly with rotis in the tiffin.







Also linking it to :

WTML - OCT  @ asiyama

8 comments:

  1. This looks awesome ! Thanks for linking to WTML Event.Expecting more delicious recipes from you.

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  2. sundal with karamani looks super yummy and delicious !! looks so inviting !!

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  3. Nutritious sundal, one of my favourite snacks.

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  4. i love black eyed peas. in fact made them today for dinner just with a slightly diff preparation. Love the color of ur recipe.
    http://goodeatstostyle.blogspot.com/

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