Karmani Sundal

Karamani sundal is an extremely delicious and easy to cook sweet originally from Tamilnadu. In Tamil cowpea is known as karamani. This is the healthy sweet for children as main ingredient of this sweet is Cowpea, which is rich of protein. Karmani Sundal is served as naishadh during Navaratri times.

Ingredients
  • Cowpea ½ cup
  • Jaggery 3- 4 table spoon
  • Water 1-2 table spoon
  • Ghee 1 table spoon
  • Salt A pinch
  • Cardamom powder A pinch
Method
  • Soak the Cowpea / Karamani for 5 – 6 hrs
  • Pressure cook this cowpea for 3-4 whistles by adding a pinch of salt. While cooking take care that it should not overcook, than mash the peas.
  • Take a pan and add jaggery and water.
  • When jaggery starts melting strain the impurities and boil it again for 2- 3 minutes at low flame.
  • Now add cooked cowpea to it and remove excess water. Add ghee to it and mix it properly and cook till the jaggery mix properly with the sundal and all moisture evaporate.
  • Now add coconut and sprinkle cardamom powder.
  • Delicious Karmani Sundal / Coapea sweet is ready to serve

Health Benefits

  • Cowpea helps in induce urination and relieves damp conditions
  • Soluble fiber of cowpea has a low glycemic index and provide low risk for diabetes
  • Apart from protein cowpea are also contain minerals and vitamins like calcium,   magnesium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, vitamin A and C, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid. Low fat and sodium. Karmani sundal is low cholesterol sweet.
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