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How to make Tangy, Spicy Sprouted Moth Bean Curry / Matki usal..

Tangy, Spicy Sprouted Moth Bean Curry /Matki usal is a Maharashtrian dish.

All time favourite of my kids. Simple and easy to make curry.  Enjoy this yummy curry with Rice, Bread, Roti or Chapati.

I want to share this simple recipe with you ….

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Moth Bean (Sprouted)
  • 1/2 cup Grated Coconut (Dry/ Fresh)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Medium sized Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Green Chilli Paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 small Tomato
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish.


Method of sprouting moth bean:

  1. Soak moth bean in sufficient water for 7 to 8 hours.2015-11-28 20.43.062015-11-28 20.46.51
  2. Remove in cotton cloth and keep for again 7 to 8 hours.2015-11-28 20.45.182015-11-28 20.44.24


Method of making Moth bean Curry:

  1. In a small pan dry roast coconut on slow flame. After cooling down grind in a smooth  paste and keep aside.ddwww
  2. I made this curry in a pressure cooker.
  3. Heat oil, add asafoetida and cumin Seeds.
  4. After cumin seeds changed colour add chopped onion and saute till it become golden brown.
  5. Add ginger garlic paste, green chilli paste and saute it.
  6. Add finely chopped tomato, red chilli Powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt to taste and mix well.2015-11-27 14.34.18
  7. Roast till it leaves oil from the sides of the pot. Add Moth Bean sprouted and mix well.2015-11-27 14.32.44
  8. Add 1 cup water and close the lid of cooker. Take 2 whistles and switch off the flame.
  9. After opening the lid of the cooker add  lemon juice, garam masala powder, coconut paste and simmer on slow flame13319838_10209565113075526_2588997800957234314_n
  10. Add enough water to make a thin curry. Adjust spices asper your taste.
  11. Garnish with coriander leaves.12695223_10208555463434916_1581490894_o

Enjoy yummy curry!!!

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