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Instant Karamani sundal recipe

Generally sundal varieties with lobia / karamani / Black eyed peas/ thatta payaru, green gram/pacha payaru and lima beans/mochakottai can be prepared without soaking. We can make sundal instantly by roasting them. Roasting gives a nice flavour to these legumes and makes the sundal tastes yummy too. 

I won't say it cooks super soft at the same time it won't be hard to chew. Last year I shared Instant white karamani sweet sundal with jaggery using the same method. Here you go, spicy instant karamani sundal for this year Navaratri. Lets see how to make this easy navratri sundal recipe today ! Do try this easy,instant sundal and offer for today's neivedyam.


Instant Karamani sundal recipe

Karamani sundal recipe Instant karamani sundal / thatta payaru sundal for Navarathri naivedyam
Cuisine: Indian
Category: side dish
Serves: 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Karamani/Lobia/Black eyes peas/thatta payaru - 1/2 cup( white or brown)
  • Grated coconut- 1/4 cup or 3 tbsp
  • Water and salt-As needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal-1/2 tsp
  • Red chillies - 2 nos
  • Curry leaves-few
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Coriander leaves-few
  • Hing - 2 big pinches


  • In a pressure cooker base,heat a tsp of oil and roast the karamani till it crackles. Keep the flame medium. The color turns dark and skin cracks with a noise. Press the grains well using the back of ladle. Add the required water & a pinch of cooking soda(optional to cook soft, but I dint add) and pressure cook in   low flame for 3 whistles.
Karamani sundal

  • After the steam is released, open the cooker and keep aside. Do not drain the excess water. Heat oil in a kadai and temper as said above.
Karamani sundal

  • Add the cooked karamani along with water. Let it boil for sometime. Leave little water behind( say 1 tbsp) and add the grated coconut. Mix well till water drains. Switch off the flame and drizzle lemon juice as needed ! Garnish with coriander leaves. 
Instant karamani sundal

Offer God n Enjoy !


  • U can replace brown karamani with white ones.
  • If u want to make very soft sundal,soak karamani for 2-3 hours after roasting and before pressure cooking.

Black eyed peas sundal

Make this healthy karamani sundal instantly and offer God !

Karamani sundal

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great-secret-of-life said...

so healthy and tasty sundal.. Love the fact no need to soak.. I hv tried few times without soaking.. you r right it is not that soft as soaked dhal but taste is still very good

Rafeeda AR said...

this is my favorite bean and that sundal looks delicious...

Anonymous said...

lovely recipe nicely clicked

Unknown said...

i love this bean.. i add it while making some sambar too.. yes love it fr the fact that it doesnt call fr soaking

Kurinji said...

healthy sundal..

Sangeetha M said...

We too make it same way without soaking, karamani cooks fast and my fav too...nice pics!