Matki usal recipe

Matki usal recipe – a Maharashtrian dish made with sprouted moth beans, boiled potato and some spices. This beans preparation is very popular and common in the region of Maharashtra.

Matki usal recipe | How to make matki chi usal recipe

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Matki chi usal has semi dry gravy. But if you want more gravy than add some more water and mash few beans to make the gravy thick.

Moth beans are high in proteins. So this is the best recipe for vegetarians like me. This usal is made from sprouted matki. But I do use matki without sprouting to make the simple, home style moth beans curry once in awhile.

If you are vegetarian or not but looking for good source of protein, I would highly suggest having this beans in any form.


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

2) Soak the beans in enough water for 8 hours or overnight.

3) This is how it looks after 8 hours (middle left pic)

4) Drain the water and take beans in the damp cloth or man’s handkerchief.

5) Tie up the cloth and keep upside down in the bowl. Cover the bowl. Keep it in the warm and dark place for one day.

6) Within one day it will get sprouted well.
how to sprout moth beans at home

7) Again wash the sprouted beans.

8) Take into the pressure cooker with 1 small potato. Add 2 ½ cups of water and a pinch of turmeric powder. Cover with lid, put the weight on and turn the heat on medium.

9) Pressure cook it on medium heat for 1 whistle. Let the pressure go down by itself and open the lid.

10) Take out the boiled potato and drain the beans. Cut the potato into small cubes.
Matki usal recipe | How to make matki chi usal recipe

11) Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds and let them pop.

12) Then saute in curry leaves for few seconds.
Matki usal recipe | How to make matki chi usal recipe

13) Add onions and sprinkle some salt to speed up the cooking process.

14) Cook it till onions get light brown and soft.
Matki usal recipe | How to make matki chi usal recipe

15) Add ginger paste and garlic paste.

16) Mix and cook for a minute or till the raw smell goes away.
Matki usal recipe | How to make matki chi usal recipe

17) Add Red chili powder and goda masala.

18) Mix well and cook for a minute.
Matki usal recipe | How to make matki chi usal recipe

19) Add boiled and cubed potato.

20) Add boiled moth beans and ½ cup of water.
Matki usal recipe | How to make matki chi usal recipe

21) Mix well and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes.

22) Squeeze some lemon juice and serve, almost all the water will get absorbed and it will be semi dry subzi.
Matki usal recipe | How to make matki chi usal recipe

Make this healthy yet tasty moth beans usal and enjoy with your family or loved ones.

Serving suggestion: Serve matki usal with roti, paratha, bhakri or poori. It is also used in making misal pav.

Matki usal recipe | How to make matki chi usal recipe

Matki usal recipe | How to make matki chi usal recipe
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Matki usal recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Maharashtrian
Prep Time 1 day 8 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 day 8 hours 30 minutes
Yield 4 Servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For pressure cooking:

  • ½ cup Moth beans (matki) will give 2 cups sprouted beans
  • 1 small Potatoes
  • 2 ½ cups Water
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder

For matki usal recipe:

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • a pinch Hing (Asafoetida)
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • 1 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic paste or freshly grated
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Red chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons Goda masala
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice

Instructions

Making matki sprouts:

  1. Wash the moth beans under running cold water till water runs clear.
  2. Soak the beans in enough water for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Drain the water and take beans in the damp cloth or man’s handkerchief. Tie up the cloth and put in the bowl.
  4. Cover the bowl. Keep it in the warm and dark place for one day. Within one day it will get sprouted well.

Pressure cooking the beans and potato:

  1. Wash the sprouted beans well.
  2. Take into the pressure cooker with 1 small potato.
  3. Add 2 ½ cups of water and a pinch of turmeric powder.
  4. Cover with lid, put the weight on and turn the heat on medium.
  5. Pressure cook it on medium heat for 1 whistle.
  6. Let the pressure go down by itself and open the lid.
  7. Take out the boiled potato and drain the beans.
  8. Peel the potato and cut into small cubes.

Making matki usal:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds and let them pop.
  2. Then saute in curry leaves for few seconds.
  3. Add onions and sprinkle some salt. Cook it till onions get light brown and soft.
  4. Saute ginger paste and garlic paste for a minute or till the raw smell goes away.
  5. Add Red chili powder and goda masala. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  6. Add cubed potato, moth beans and ½ cup of water.
  7. Mix well and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  8. Squeeze some lemon juice.
  9. Turn off the stove

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