Black Eye Peas Brinjal Curry/Karamani payaru Kathirikai Curry

As with all legumes, black-eyed peas are especially good sources of soluble fiber, which helps prevent type 2 diabetes by keeping blood sugar balanced after you eat. Black-eyed pea benefits include improving digestion, preventing anemia, lowering blood pressure, increasing folate intake, and promoting skin and eye health. (Source: Internet)

I love black eye peas curry very much, with sambar, keerai kuzhumbu, rasam, chapatti. My mom used to do this curry two weeks once, because it have lot of health benefits. This is very simple and easy curry too. Try and let me know how its turn out for you.

Serves : 3        Soaking Time : 4-6 hours

Prep Time : 10 mins     Cooking Time : 20 mins


Black Eye peas : 1/2 cup (Soaked and cooked)

Brinjal : 3

Onion : 1/2 small one

Tomato : 1 large

Sambar powder : 2 tsp

Oil : 2 tsp

Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste


  1. Soak and cook black eye peas for 2 whistle, set a side.
  2. Heat kadai, add mustard seed, once cracked add onion, saute till translucent. Now add in tomato, cook till mushy. Add in brinjals, cover and cook.

    3. Cook brinjal till color change. Then add in cooked black eye peas with water. Add sambar powder and salt, cook for 10 mins on medium heat.


Done. Serve it with sambar, rasam or chapatti as your wish.


1. If you dont want to add brinjal, you can skip it.

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