Karamani Sundal - Salt and Sweet Sundal Recipes for Navratri

Karamani Sundal Recipe
Its Navarathri week and here is another easy sundal made with karamani(black eyed peas / lobia).I made both sweet and salt versions of this sundal.I always love sweet sundal recipes but havent tried many except for this one which I posted long back.

Sundal is very easy to make at the same time healthy and packed with proteins.This karamani sundal doesn't need to be soaked overnight just 3-4 hrs is just enough so very handy even when you forget to soak overnight.I love this legume very much though haven't tried many recipes with it, but planning to try new recipes with it in the coming days.

I am slowly adjusting to the sleep pattern of 'gugu' so that justifies the odd timing of my posts now :) All the recipes that I am posting now and hereafter are from drafts which I had saved.

Karamani Sundal Recipe

Karamani Sundal Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 3 hrs | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

For Salt:

Karamani(Black Eyed Peas) - 1/4 cup
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a small sprig
Red Chilli - 1 halved
Hing - a tiny pinch
Fresh Grated Coconut  - 2 tbsp
Roasted Jeera Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste

For Sweet:

Karamani(Black Eyed Peas) - 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fresh Grated Coconut - 3 tbsp
Red Chilli - 1 halved
Powdered Jaggery - 3 tbsp
Salt - a pinch(optional)
Oil - 2 tsp


  1. Dry roast karamani for just 2-3mins till nice aroma comes, no need to see the color change.Soak it for atleast 3 hrs.Pressure cook for 5 whistles in medium flame or until it becomes soft.
    How to make karamani sundal
  2. I divided it into two parts for salt and sweet.Heat oil in a pan - add mustard seeds,urad dal,red chilli,hing,curry leaves let it splutter, add required salt.Then add cooked karamani.
    How to make karamani sundal - Step2
  3. Toss it well, then add coconut and mix well.Finally add jeera powder and toss it quickly.Switch off.How to make karamani sundal - Step3
  4. Soak jaggery in warm water(till immersing level) , crush it well. Then heat it up until it is slightly thick (no string consistency needs to be checked).Strain and keep aside.(I made more than above mentioned quantity for storing purpose).
    How to make karamani sundal - Step6
  5. Heat oil in a pan - add mustard seeds and red chilli let it splutter.Then add cooked karamani along with jaggery syrup.How to make karamani sundal - Step4
  6. Keep the flame in high medium and let the jaggery syrup reduce and become thick.Finally add coconut, a pinch of salt and toss it well.How to make karamani sundal - Step4
Serve hot / warm as a evening snack!
Karamani Sundal Recipe

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Karamani Sundal Recipe

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