Alasandalu Rasam Recipe / Black Eyed Peas Rasam Recipe / Karamani Rasam Recipe

Okay here is another recipe addition to my rasam list..This is one rasam which is requested by my viewer and it was totally new to me when i heard the name. I never knew what it is and had no idea about it..But once i researched about it i came to know that it is nothing but a rasam made with black eyed peas.

Luckily i had them on hand and made it immediately. I cooked it, and used the cooking liquid for this rasam and used the peas for a delicious masala. Will share that too today so wait for it..When i tasted this rasam, it was delicious..

So try this out and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Soaking Time : overnight
Cooking Time : 10 mins + 20 mins for cooking peas
Serves : 5 to 6


Black Eyed Peas - 1 cup dried
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves a sprig
Onion - 1 medium size sliced thinly
Tomatoes - 1 large chopped finely
Garlic - 3 cloves crushed
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Coriander leaves - a small handful finely chopped


Take black eyed peas in a bowl. Wash it well. Now cover it with water and soak it overnight. Next day drain the water, add it to pressure cooker, cover with fresh water and pressure cook for 3 whistle, simmer the flame and cook for 10 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and drain the liquid from the peas. You need the liquid only, you can use the peas for a curry.

Now heat oil in a sauce pan. Add in mustard, urad dal, cumin, asafoetida and curry leaves. Saute for 30 sec.

Now add in onions, tomatoes and crushed garlic. Saute for 2 mins.

Add in all spice powders along with salt and sugar. Saute for a min.

Add in the peas cooked liquid and tamarind pulp. Mix well.

Bring this to boil. Once it reaches boil, add in coriander leaves and mix well. 


Soak black eyed peas overnight

drain it and add it to pressure cooker

cover it with water

pressure cook

now the peas are cooked

drain it...You can use this peas to prepare any
masala..Recipe soon

You need this cooked liquid alone..

Take your other ingredients

Heat oil in a sauce pan

Add in tempering items

saute for 30 sec

add in sliced onions, tomatoes and crushed garlic

saute for couple of mins

add in salt, and other spice powders

Add in little sugar

mix well

pour in peas cooking liquid

some tamarind pulp

mix well

bring it to boil

add in coriander leaves

mix well


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