Karamani Sweet Chundal , Navratri Chundal Recipe
Come Navratri and you can not miss the Karamani Sweet Chundal. Chundal or Sundal is the most common Neivedyam or offering for Navratri in Tamilian households. Both the savory and sweet Chundal varieties are popular and they make not only an easy snack recipe, they are healthy and wholesome too.
For this Karamani sweet Chundal Recipe, Karamani is the key ingredient.
Karamani or Thatta Payaru is the Tamil name for Cow Peas or Black Eyed Peas/Black Eyed Beans. The popular hindi names are Lobia, Chawali or Barbatti in Hindi and there are plenty of traditional Indian recipes with them.
For this Chundal/Sundal recipe, you can use either the white or the red variety of Karamani.
Since Cow peas or Black eyed Beans are super beans with a bevy of health benefits, they are becoming increasingly popular nowadays.
Food and festivals have a deep connection. You can make these chundal using endless options like white or black chickpea, rajma, green peas, corn, peanut, split lentils, whole lentils.
And similarly for the sweet chundal , you can use whole green lentil with skin or Bengal gram as well.
You may check some savory chundal recipes of mine here.
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Karamani Sweet Chundal, Navratri Chundal Recipe
- 1 cup Red Cow eyed peas. Also known as Black eyed peas or Black eyed beans. In Hindi the popular names are Lobia, Chawli or Barbatti.
- ¾ cup Jaggery
- ½ tsp Grated fresh coconut.
- ¼ tsp Cardamom powder
- Soak Black eyed peas in water either overnight or at least for 6 hours. For this recipe, I have used the red variety.
- Once soaked, discard excess water and add to a pressure cooker.
- Add 3/4 cup of fresh water.
- Close the lid, put whistle.
- Cook for 5 whistles. You can even cook in an instant pot or an open pan.
- Once done, the bean should be cooked but firm.
- If there is any extra water after cooking, save it for later use.
- In a separate pan, add jaggery.
- Add water and let the jaggery melt on normal heat.
- Strain this jaggery water into another pan and keep boiling.
- Also, add any saved water from the boiled bean.
- Boil till the jaggery thickens.
- Once thick, add the boiled beans and
- Continue to cook till water evaporates.
- Add cardamom powder.
- Add grated coconut and turn off the heat.
- Your delicious snack or dessert is ready. Enjoy warm or cold.
8 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories114
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 1.54g 8%
- Sodium 180.53mg 8%
- Potassium 139.76mg 4%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 2.45g 10%
- Sugars 13.36g
- Protein 2.94g 6%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.