October 13, 2010

Matki sprouts (Moth or Turkish gram Beans )

Sprouted beans are every body's favorite. Here in US we don't get ready made sprouted moth beans (matki). We make sprouts at home. It takes about 2-3 days. For this you need to soak beans overnight and the 2nd day transfer this to sprout maker. (If you don't have sprout maker tie this soaked beans in a wet cloth). Check after 1-2 days and you will find the sprouts.
Matki chi usal, misal, bhel  are popular maharastrian dishes. At home we make all of these and also a little watery sabzi of matki.

Ingredients: Serves: 4

1 1/2 cup sprouted matki
1 tbsp grated fresh coconut
1/2 cup tomatoes cut into pieces
1/2 cup potato cubes
1/2 cup fresh peas
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
Red chili powder, Dhaniyajeera powder, Salt as per taste
Oil, mustard seeds, asafoetida (hing), cumin seeds for seasoning
4-5 Curry leaves
Few drops of lemon juice (optional)
Coriander for garnishing (optional)


1. Heat oil in a skillet and add ingredients for seasoning.

2. Immediately add curry leaves and chopped onion. Saute for 2-3 minutes.

3. Then add tomato and potato pieces and saute till onion turns little brown. Now add peas and coconut and saute again.

4. Add all the powders and mix well till oil separates from the mixture.

5. Now add matki sprouts and saute well so that all the masala gets evenly applied to matki.Also add few lemon drops.

5. Now add water to cook matki and salt as per taste. Let matki cook for 10 - 12 minutes. Add more water if required. This curry is semi liquid in consistency.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


Tastes good even with plain rice. Also if you are a yogurt fan add it to the rice, add matki curry and enjoy the taste.


  1. A healthy, nutritious and delicious dish. Would love to have this with some rice :-)

  2. Healthy and delicious dish...lovely presentation ...

  3. Yummy and healthy recipe....

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

  4. I love dishes made with sprouts. Will keep this curry in mind! Pics have come out nice and colourful!

  5. Wat a healthy,protein packed and nutritious dish..

  6. I never had it. Looks very nice!

  7. wowww..this looks super delicious..loved that color, im getting aroma here.. :) sorry for the delay in following uuu..my 8month old baby s keeping me busy alwayz..so im nt getting enough time in blogging.. :)

  8. Hi Sayali,

    Dats a yummy recipe...Just joined in your blog!!:)



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  10. Looks yummy and a colorful presentation!

  11. lovely recipe with sprouts.....a must try!!

  12. Beautiful looking sabzi..healthy n delicious

  13. A different recipe, you really want the beans to sprout, have never heard of doing that before.

  14. healthy dish.. need to add to my to do list..
    hey have a look to my blog too


  15. nice and healthy dish. I was in Bellvue last week of August, thought about you a lot!

  16. Hey sayali,

    You have an award waiting at my space. Grab it :)

  17. Yum! I love healthy dishes (before my dessert!)

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls


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