Monday, October 14, 2013

Moth bean curry/ Mataki chi Ussal

Mataki / moth usal is authentic and popular maharashtrian dish. Mataki or moth beans are a high source of protein. It is healthy and nutritious curry goes well with paratha, roti or rice and tastes delicious with Misal Pav.

Preparation time: 10 minute
cooking time: 25 minute
serves: 4


For Moth ussal / Sprouts:

  • 2 cup Moth/Matki Sprouts
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Pinch of asafetida
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • salt to taste

  1. Heat the oil in a small pressure cooker.
  2. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafetida, and curry leaves. After mustard seeds splutter, add chopped onion and sauté it till golden brown.
  3. Now, add turmeric powder, moth (matki) / sprouts, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, salt and water as needed.
  4. Mix well and pressure cook up to two whistle or till cooked.
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon wedges. serve hot.

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  1. The simple flavors are so good and you know we always welcome such a dish because its wonderful for our rice. I know about the beans but its seldom found in the supermarkets over here. We use more of taugeh or the bigger type. I suppose that will work fine for this dish.

  2. Healthy and delicious moth beans curry!

  3. Love the recipe.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Healthy side dish ! I need 2 chapattis please.:)

  5. Such a nutritious and protein packed curry,prefect pair for rotis.

  6. What a nutritious dish!!! Well done!


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