Moth beans recipe (Matki recipe)

Moth beans also known as Matki. This moth beans recipe is very quick to make as we are making it in the pressure cooker.

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If you have planned earlier and soaked the beans then it will be ready in only 20 minutes.

While beans are pressure cooking, make rice and you will have healthy, homey dinner or lunch ready in only 30-35 minutes. It is life saver for me on busy weekdays.

I was not sure what to call this recipe.. Matki masala or moth beans curry or something else. I was unable to decide so I stick with simple name ‘matki recipe’.

Moth beans are similar to whole green moong in terms of shape and size. But the color of matki is brownish yellow while moong beans are dark green.

Check out other beans recipes
Mixed beans curry  //  Rajma recipe  //  Chole recipe  //  Kala chana curry


How to make moth beans or matki recipe (Step by Step Photos):


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1) Wash moth beans or mataki under running cold water till water runs clear.

2) Add enough water and soak for at least 4 hours. Discard the soaking water and drain the moth beans, keep it aside.
Moth Beans Recipe | Matki Recipe | Moth beans masala curry recipe

3) Heat the oil in pressure cooker on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.

4) Then add onion and green chilies. Sprinkle some salt.
Moth Beans Recipe | Matki Recipe | Moth beans masala curry recipe

5) Cook the onion till they become translucent.

6) Mix in chopped tomatoes.
Moth Beans Recipe | Matki Recipe | Moth beans masala curry recipe

7) Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and red chili powder. Also add remaining salt.

8) Mix well and cook for a minute.
Moth Beans Recipe | Matki Recipe | Moth beans masala curry recipe

9) Add soaked and drained matki.

10) Stir well.
Moth Beans Recipe | Matki Recipe | Moth beans masala curry recipe

11) Add 1 ¼ cups of water.

12) cover the pressure cooker, put the weight on. and let it whistle for 5-6 times. Then turn off the stove.
Moth Beans Recipe | Matki Recipe | Moth beans masala curry recipe

13) Let the pressure go down by itself. Then open the cover. Check beans are cooked or not.

14) If cooked properly then squeeze lemon juice.
Moth Beans Recipe | Matki Recipe | Moth beans masala curry recipe

15) Finally add chopped cilantro.

16) Mix well and serve.
Moth Beans Recipe | Matki Recipe | Moth beans masala curry recipe

For more healthier option, add sprouted moth beans instead. If used sprouted then cook it for only 2 whistle and reduce the water quantity. Or you can make Matki usal recipe using sprouted moth beans.

Serving suggestion: Serve this with plain steamed rice and also have roasted urad papad on side.. It can be served with paratha or phulka roti as well.

Moth Beans Recipe | Matki Recipe | Moth beans masala curry recipe

Moth Beans Recipe | Matki Recipe | Moth beans masala curry recipe
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Moth beans dal recipe (Matki recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Yield 2 Servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • ½ cup Moth beans (matki)
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/3 cup Onion chopped
  • 1 Green chilies finely chopped
  • ½ cup Tomato chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1 ¼ cups Water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Wash moth beans or mataki under running cold water till water runs clear.
  2. Add enough water and soak for at least 4 hours.
  3. Discard the soaking water and drain the moth beans, keep it aside.

Making moth beans recipe:

  1. Heat the oil in pressure cooker on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  2. Then add onion and green chilies. Sprinkle some salt. Cook the onion till they become translucent.
  3. Mix in chopped tomatoes.
  4. Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and red chili powder. Also add remaining salt.
  5. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  6. Add soaked and drained matki. Stir well.
  7. Add 1 ¼ cups of water.
  8. cover the pressure cooker, put the weight on. and let it whistle for 5-6 times. Then turn off the stove.
  9. Let the pressure go down by itself. Then open the cover. Check beans are cooked or not.
  10. If cooked properly then squeeze lemon juice.
  11. Finally add chopped cilantro and mix.

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