|1 cup Karamani/ Black eyed peas|
|3 tbsp Water|
|2 tsp Coconut Oil|
|1 tsp Mustard seeds|
|3 Red chillies|
|1/2 tsp Asafoetida|
|5 Curry leaves|
|3/4 tsp Salt|
|1/3 cup Fresh Coconut|
Instant pot karamanui sundal is the easiest way of preparing the karamani sundal for the navaratri neivedyam
Navaratri means celebration and festivities on those nine days. Here in Chennai, most of us have the display of dolls called Golu. The display is mostly thematic. Last year I had displayed dolls portraying our guru Vedanta Desika and his life story. The main puja on these nine days is for our mother goddess. These nine days we have elaborate prayers along with nine different neivedhyam. The neivedhyam will have both a savoury and a sweet preparation. The savoury neivedyam will mostly be a sundal variety. So here is a simple and very delicious sundal variety, Instant pot karamani sundal or the black-eyed peas sundal, which is the easiest of Navaratri sundal recipes and can be prepared on day 1 of Navaratri.
Karamani or Black-eyed peas are legumes which is said to have its origin in AFRICA. Now, this is widely grown in Asia and the united states of America. It is generally pale in colour and has a black spot. Also known by the names of cowpea, black-eyed peas. In India, it also goes by the names of Chawli, Lobiya.
Sundal preparation involves soaking of the legume in water overnight. Though I generally soak it for over 4 hours while cooking in a pressure cooker, I decided to soak it overnight. At this point I had the choice of pressure cooking it on my stovetop and then going about preparing the karamani sundal the usual way. But I wanted to use my instant pot to cook this quickly while I could prepare the other dishes simultaneously. So I prepared this Instant pot karamani sundal and I will definitely say that if you have an instant pot at home then make the best use of it by preparing this instant pot karamani sundal during this Navaratri,
Instant pot or electric pressure cookers are a boon when you have to cook multiple dishes in a limited time. Dumping everything in one go and let the instant pot do its magic is a bliss. Though I have used the other brands of pressure cookers to cook many south Indian dishes, This is my first one with Instant pot. Now that I am hooked on to this gadget, you can see more of south Indian vegetarian recipes cooked in an Instant pot coming up on this space soon.
The other Navaratri sundal recipes for your reference are
Now switch ON the instant pot
Press the SAUTE MODE
Now CANCEL THE SAUTE MODE
Add 3 tbsp of water along the sides
Close the lid, Keep it in vent in the seal position and pressure cook it for 12 minutes
After 12 minutes, CANCEL THE KEEP WARM MODE. Let the pressure release normally
Switch OFF the instant pot
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