Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Matkichi Usal

As PJ has announced her event, 'Flavours Of Maharashtra'. I was thinking to post one typical Maharashtrian recipe which I have not posted yet. Most popular and favorite dish of Maharashtrian people is Matki chi Usal. Matki means Moth beans. Usal means Sprouted beans. This Matki is also used in Misal of Misal-Pav. There are many ways to make this Usal according to different region in Maharashtra. In school days we used to eat this usal in a bowl topped with Sev and chopped onion & coriander as a evening snack. Wow it tastes awesome, just try it. Today I'll tell you the simplest and regular method used in my house.


Matki - 1cup

Onion - 1

Tomato - 1

Peanut - 2 tablespoon

Red chilli - 1-2

Curry leaves - 3-4

Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon

Goda Masala - 1 teaspoon

Jagerry - 1 teaspoon

Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Asafetida - 1 pinch

Oil - 2 teaspoon

Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon

Chopped coriander and grated fresh coriander for garnishing.

Salt as per taste

Wash Matki and keep it in a large bowl. Add 2 cups of water and cover it with lead. Soak the seeds for about 10 hours. Then drain out water, rinse it with fresh water and again drain it. Now transfer it to a sprout maker or else tie it tightly in a smooth cotton cloth for 8- 10 hrs.

In a kadai heat oil, put mustard seeds when it starts spluttering add turmeric powder, curry leaves, peanuts and asafetida. Saute it for a minute.Then add chopped onion and saute it for two minutes. Then add finely chopped tomatoes and cook till it becomes very soft. Now add sprouted matki, red chilly powder, goda masala. Pour some water , keep lead and cook it for 5-10 minutes. Now add jaggery and salt. Mix wel. Again cover it and cook till Matki cooks properly. It's depend upon everyone's choice, whether you like very soft makti or little crunchy. Garnish it with chopped coriander and fresh coconut. Serve with Chapati.

This goes to As PJ's event, 'Flavours Of Maharashtra' and Naina


Prathibha said...

I love this dear..it is regular on my menu now...both these usal n misal..

Padhu said...

Healthy and yummy dish

PJ said...

Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to the event.

Incidentally,I have sprouted matki right now.Will be trying this for sure :)

Satya said...

superb recipe ...thanks for sharing

Super Yummy Recipes

Priya said...

Nutritious dish, looks yummy..

Ms.Chitchat said...

That was a lovely prep of Matki dal. I used to do similar prep with green gram whole. Thanks for the recipe,too good and simple.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Excellent Maharastrian preparation. Both tasty as well as healthy.

Hamaree Rasoi

Priti said...

Very interesting ...looks yum

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Looks lovely dear, amazing. I love this and used to eat a lot when I was in Mumbai :)

VS said...

A wonderfully healthy dish!

Anonymous said...

Nice.. I am going to try this

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