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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
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 258kcal
Author Kanan


  • 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
  • Salt to taste



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

Making moth beans recipe:

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


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.5g | Protein: 12.3g | Fat: 8.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 911mg | Potassium: 785mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 2.4g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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