Karamani Salad | Cowpeas Salad - A light and breezy salad for the summer. Simple lemon dressing with a pinch of spice and seasoning.
Whenever I am pressed for time, I always make a variety rice or Pulav for Lunch. It has rice plus veggies mixed with it and instead of my curd rice at the end, I have raita as a side. As an alternative to this, I also make this light, a juicy and refreshing salad which is also perfect for the Summer. This gives a satisfaction of having a complete meal and it also caters to my palette!
A light and breezy salad for the summer. Simple lemon dressing with a pinch of spice and seasoning.
- 1 Cup Karamani | Cowpeas
- ½ Cup finely diced Vengayam | Onions
- 2 Pachai Milagai | Green chillies, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Roasted Jeeeraga podi | Cumin powder
- ½ teaspoon Roasted Dhaniya podi | Coriander powder
- Finely chopped coriander for garnish
- Lemon juice as needed
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- A pinch smoked Paprika leave it of you don't have one
Rinse and soak the cowpeas overnight. Rinse again and cook them with little salt until it is tender. The lentils should hold the shape but soft to bite.
Drain the water and let them cool completely.
Then in a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients, seasoning and let them sit for 5 minutes. Just before serving garnish it with coriander leaves.
Serve them immediately. If serving after a couple of hour of preparation, add the seasoning, spice mixes and lime juice few minutes before serving.
Priya Srinivasan says
Fresh and hearty salad! Awesome clicks nisha, love the entire setup!
Mayuri Patel says
I make cowpea salad often with other added salad ingredients to make it into a wholesome meal. Love how refreshing yours looks.
Such a nutritious and colorful salad. Lovely clicks.
Srivalli Jetti says
Lovely salad and everything in your layout and dishes seem to match!
Nava K says
Are we not all battling for time, yet, nothing like a simple and easy to put together dish. This is a heavenly packing aplenty nutritious dish.
Priya Suresh says
Protein packed salad, who will say no to this excellent dish. And your set up rocks Nisha.
I haven't given karamani a try in salads. The clicks are lovely.
Gayathri Kumar says
That is a nice hearty salad to serve with rice...
These lentil salads are a blessing ! There are umpteen times when I relish them for my dinner.
This bowl looks very attractive and I love your white set up .