A protein rich snack that is very popular during Navarathri sesaon.
Take the cowpea in a pan and dry roast it till a nice aroma arises.As it gets roasted you can see small brown spots appear on it. Transfer it into a bowl and add enough water and salt.Pressure cook till done. I cooked it for 5 whistles. The dal must not get mushy.Drain and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, urad dal, curry leaves and asafoetida powder, red chilies.As soon as the mustard pops and the dal turns brown, add the cooked cow peas and paruppu podi.
Add salt, grated coconut and give it a mix.
Instant Kaaramani / Thatta Payaru / Cowpea Sundal is ready to be served.