Monday, November 14, 2011

Inippu sundal

Sundal / sprout stir fry is a healthy Indian-snack.While all the other sundals remain spicy there are a few variations too.  Karamani and green gram are more suitable for making a sweeter version. It can be classified as a healthy dessert because of the benefits of red cow peas.

Other names: thattam payaru inippu sundal , karamani, red cow peas, red chowri, red chawli, azuki beans, small red beans.

Sweet karamani sundal.

Ingredients:
Red cow peas - 1 cup
jaggery - 1 cup (or less)
freshly shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
cardamom - 2
ghee / coconut oil - 1 tsp
cashew - 4
raisin - few

How to cook the cow peas?
Add twice the measure of  water to the unsoaked karamani (red cow peas) and pressure cook till 2 whistle. Then reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes.
If soaked overnight: add enough water to cover karamani (red cow peas) and pressure cook till 1 whistle. Then reduce heat to minimum and cook for 5 minutes.
Soaked red chowri can be cooked in stove top too. But it will require more water and time.
Dry roasting the bean reduces the cooking time in stove top method.

Method:
Wash and cook the red chowri beans. Drain the excess water from cooked dhal. The water can be used in making curries, soup, rasam etc.

In a separate vessel add 1/2 cup water to jaggery and dissolve it by heating. Pour the clear jaggery solution to a bowl and discard the sediments.

Heat the oil / ghee in a wok and put the cashews, raisins. Let the raisin puff in minimum heat. Pour the jaggery solution and heat till it gets thick.Add the cooked beans and reduce heat. Wait till it looses the excess moisture and turns grainy.

Switch off and sprinkle the cardamom powder, shredded coconut. Mix well.

Sweet Sundal is ready!

Serving Suggestion:
Serve as snack.
It can be wrapped inside a chapati and served as sweet rolls.
Excess inippu sundal can be kept frozen and used later for making  boli / sweet paratha, susiyam or stuffed kozhukattai.

10 comments:

Priya said...

Inippu sundal looks fabulous and nutritious..

புவனேஸ்வரி ராமநாதன் said...

அன்பு விக்கி வணக்கம். இனிப்பு சுண்டல் மிக அருமை. குழந்தைகள்
தினத்தன்று மிக அருமையான படைப்பு. நான் சில நாட்களாக பதிவிட முடியாத காரணத்தால் தாங்கள் தந்த விருதிற்கு நன்றிகள் சொல்ல இயலவில்லை. மன்னிக்கவும். மீண்டும் மிக்க நன்றி. தாங்கள் மற்றும் தங்கள் குடும்பத்தாரது நலன்களை அறிய அவா.

நட்புடன் புவனா.

Manju said...

nice! i make this with green gram dal..and of course leftovers to make sukhiyan :)

divya said...

looks yummy and healthy...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Healthy and yummy sundal,luks delicious...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

very taste looking sundal..I'm doing great here thanks for ur concern hon:)

Santosh Bangar said...

healthy sundal

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks for your continuous support Priya.
Thank you Bhuvana....So glad to see your comment. We are doing good by the grace of God. Wish to read more posts from you:)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Manju: Thanks dear. Ofcourse, I make this in excess to get some left over:)
Divya: Thanks dear.
Santosh: Thanks dear.
Prema: Thanks dear.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Saras: Thanks pa...Keep rocking!