Instant Kaaramani / Thatta Payaru / Cowpea Sundal Recipe

A protein rich snack that is very popular during Navarathri sesaon.

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author PJ


  • 1 cup Brwon Cow pea / Kaaramani / Thatta Payaru
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal
  • A few Curry leaves
  • 2 Teaspoons Paruppu podi / lentil spice mix
  • 2 teaspoons Grated coconut
  • Salt to taste


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Add salt, grated coconut and give it a mix.

  4. Instant Kaaramani / Thatta Payaru / Cowpea Sundal is ready to be served.