Mar 5, 2009

Black - Eyed Peas / Karaamani Kurma.

Ingredients needed :
  • Karaamani - 2 cups
  • Onion - 2
  • Tomato - 1
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp.
  • Jeera powder -1/4 tsp. (opt.)
  • Tamarind extract - little
  • Sugar - little
  • Salt - as reqd.
  • Oil - 2 or 3 tsp.
  • Coriander leaves

For masla grinding :

Table 1 :
  • Grated coconut - 2 tbsp.
  • Cashews - 5 to 7
  • water
Table 2 :
  • Garlic pods - 2
  • Onion roughly chopped - 1/2
  • Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp.
  • Jeera - 1/4 tsp.
  • Dhaniya seeds - 1/4 tsp.
  • Cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp.
  • Cloves - 2
  • Dry red chilies - 2 or 3
  • Sesame seeds - little (i used black )
  • Oil - few drops.
Method : 

  Soak Karaamani overnight and pressure cook till done , and keep it ready.Chop onions + tomato and set aside. Soak the items in table 1 by adding little water

In a kadai fry the items in table 2 : add oil +  fry onions + garlic and keep it in plate and allow it to cool , meanwhile fry the remaining items and then grind it into fine paste along with onions + garlic + soaked table 1 items..

in the same kadai add oil + onions and fry well , then add tomato and fry well by adding turmeric powder + salt+ jeera powder +tamarind extract +sugar then add the grinded paste and by adding water(as reqd.) and then add cooked karaamani  and check for salt , add if needed , allow it to cook for few mins. Once it gets thicker switch off the gas and garnish with coriander leaves.


    1. Karamani kurma looks yummy. Can smell the aroma here ;)

      btw Kavitha/Gayathri I really like the way u greet ur readers... Tamil songs!! Pattu potu pattaiya kelaparinga :)

    2. Gayathri is too gud a cook and always been a support for me in my can chk out more recipes of her's in my blog...also if ur interested do chk out her devotional blog in the devotion section of my blog...itz too informative and i love it a lot...comin to the songs...i'm mad abt music..can never imagine a place without music..always felt tat v miss namma ooru radio broadcasts..athaan felt tat it wud be nice to include tat into the blog anu..happy tat u enjoy it too..

    3. Thanks Anu, for ur comments... all layout ideas are kavitha vin kaivangal only...I just post recps. here..good that u enjoy that..

    4. Hi Gayathri. Hope all is well. Tried out the Bean Kurma and it came out excellent. But i made some alterations to the recipe to suit our taste buds. I am a food blogger too. want to know if I can publish my version on my blog space off course with your permission. If u have any specifications about the link back do let me know about that too. BTW i do not see any e mail id to which i can mail any queries. DO write to me when time permits.


    5. nice preparation dear...happy to c u after a long time


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