Karamani Sundal |Alasandalu Guggillu | Navarathri Special

Navarathri is one the biggest Hindu festivals celebrated across India.Navarathri means Nine Nights,Nava means nine and Ratri means night. It's a colorful and lively festival. 

Navarathri is celebrated in different ways in different parts of India. South Indians observe this festival by displaying Golu. Golu is festival display of dolls with different themes and ideas. Golu dolls are displayed in odd number of steps (,11). 

When you say Golu, Sundal comes together with it. They both are best pair. During this nine days, different types if sundals are made as prasadam and distrusted to people who visits our house for Golu. 

Mostly dried pulses need overnight soaking before cooking. Black eye peas is one that do not need much soaking time. Three hours of soaking is enough Karamani/Black eye beans. This tastes awesome on an auspicious day.

Ingredients :

Black eye beans / karamani / Alasandalu - 1/2 cup 

Shredded coconut - 2 tbsp 


Tempering /thaalippu / popu : 

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp 

Urad dal - 1/2 tsp 

Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp 

Red chili - 1 

Green chili - 1 

Hing - 1 pinch 

Curry leaves - few

Procedure : 

Wash and soak 1/2 cup karamani / Alasandulu for 3 hrs

In a pressure cooker add soaked black eye beans, salt with enough water cook the beans until soft but not mushy

Strain the cooked beans 

Once oil is hot add 1/2 teaspoon mustard Heat a pan and add 1 teaspoon oil. Once mustard splutter add 1/2 teaspoon urad dal Next add 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds.

Next add 1 red chili and 1 green chili Add a pinch of hing and few curry leaves and fry 

Once roasted add strained beans and toss gently 

Finally add 2 tablespoons of shredded coconut , salt and toss all together

Step by Step Video :

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