31 Aug 2017

Karamani Sundal

Black Eyed Peas also known as Cow Peas is called as Karamani in Tamil and Lobia in Hindi. It is high in fibre and low in fat and calories. Lobia is a rich source of protein, iron and potassium too. It's really good to include lobia in our regular diet. You can make a gravy with it or you can make a sundal like this and have it as a snack. This sundal is easy to make, you can pack it for kids snack boxes. I also pack this as a mid morning snack for my husband.
Check out the other sundal recipes.


Karamani Sundal


KARAMANI SUNDAL
Soaking time - 6 hrs | Cooking time 8 mins | Serves 2

Ingredients 
  • Karamani - 1/2 cup
  • Water - as needed
  • Salt - to taste
To Temper
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Karamani Sundal

Method
1. Soak the karamani overnight in water. Or soak for 4-6 hours.

2. Pressure cook the karamani with some water and salt. 
3. Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles and switch off.

4. In a pan, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, red chilli and curry leaves.
5. When the mustard seeds splutter add the cooked karamani and mix well.

6. Saute for 2 minutes until all water is absorbed, don't let it go completely dry. 
7. Switch off and enjoy!


Karamani Sundal

Notes
1. You can add 2 tbsp of grated coconut at the end.
2. Add just enough water to pressure cook the karamani. 
3. Karamani cooks relatively easily, it's enough to soak for 4 hours.

Until next time,
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