July 22, 2013

Spicy Sundal made with Black Beans

Black Beans-1 cup
Extra virgin olive Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds - 2 tspn
Red Chilies (broken into 2 pieces) -2
Curry Leaves - 2 springs
Asafoetida powder- a pinch
Pearl onions (chopped) - 1/2 cup
Green Chilies  - 4 (chopped)
Salt to taste
Lemon (optional)
1.Soak black beans in water overnight. Drain, add fresh water and cook black beans in a pressure cooker along with salt until soft. 
2.Drain excess water from cooked black beans. 
3.Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds. Then, add red chili, curry leaves and asafoetida powder to it. 
4.Add chopped pearl onions and green chilies . saute it.
5.Add the cooked black beans .Simmer for 3-4 minutes. 
6.Turn off the flame .Sprinkle lemon juice and mix it well( optional).


  1. Tempting and healthy looking sundal. Excellent garnishing as well.

  2. Muy rico y saludable en mi casa adoran los frijoles negros(porotos)...gracias por su comentario,hugs,hugs.