Karamani Sweet Sundal – Navaratri Sundal

October 5, 2013 Navaratri Special  No comments

As Navaratri has started wanted to begin with a sundal variety. Navarati is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. Sundal is an ideal dish during Navaratri. This Karamani Sweet Sundal is an easy sundal variety made with Karamani also known as Lobia or Black eyed peas.  U can serve this as a snack too. Do try my Peanut Sundal as well.

Now to the recipe

 Karamani Sweet Sundal Recipe My Magic Pan

Karamani Sweet Sundal Ingredients:

  • Karamani – 1 cup
  • Jaggery(powdered) – 1 cup
  • Elachi powder – 1 pinch
  • Coconut – 2 tbsp


  •  Dry roast karamani till it changes color and a nice aroma comes from it. Pressure cook it for 5 -6 whistles, It should be soft not mushy. Soak jaggery in water just till immersing level for 10 mins (We dont  want a watery syrup so add less water).Heat it till it bubbles. Strain it to remove impurities.

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  • Mix the cooked karamani and jaggery syrup and stir until it absorbs the syrup.Finally add grated coconut and elaichi powder and mix.

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Quick and tasty Karamani Sweet Sundal is ready!!

Serve warm!!


Karamani Sweet Sundal Recipe My Magic Pan


  1. Be patient while dry roasting karamani, the taste will totally differ if its not dry roasted properly.
  2. Jaggery syrup should be thick, say around 4-5 tbsps just for karamani to absorb. If its watery sundal will become soggy.

Goodness of Lobia:

  1. Its a good source of fiber and iron.
  2. Its rich in anti-oxidants.


– By Sundari Nathan

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