Friday, November 13, 2015

Matki Ki Sabji

Matki ki Sabji - is made of Moth Beans - a drought resistant legume also known as muth/moth is a perfect lunch time sabji, and its best with roti as well as rice. Its easy, simple and nutritious too. Just one main point is that the matki/muth has to be sprouted in advance. Its also available at vegetable markets, so that makes the work simple too as well. I some times make at home and sometimes purchase from the market. 

Matki / Muth / Moth Beans 1 cup
Onion 1 medium chopped
Tomato 1 medium chopped
Green Chili 1 slit
Ginger - Garlic Paste 1 tsp {optional}
Oil 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Curry Leaves few
Salt as per taste
Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1 tbsp
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Freshly Chopped Coriander Leaves
Water as per needed

Lets Sprout the Matki / Muth....
Firstly, wash and soak matki for 6 - 7 hours or overnight. 

Drain the water and transfer it to a clean muslin cloth. Press and drain out the excess water. 

Tie the cloth and place it over a plate and leave it overnight or for almost 1 to 2 days. Just check if the cloth is moist. If needed sprinkle some water.

On the second day, the matki / muth would have sprouted. 

This sprouted matki / muth is healthy, and it can be consumed raw as well as cooked.

Until the time you prepare anything out of it, keep it in fridge.

Though I have used ready made matki.

Lets make Matki ki Sabji...
In a pan , heat oil. Once heated, add mustard seeds, cumin  seeds. As it crackles, add asafoetida, curry leaves and green chili. Saute for a min.

Now add onion, and saute until onions are cooked.

Its time to add tomatoes. After adding, saute tomatoes till the raw smell goes and the tomatoes are cooked.

Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and mix and cook for a minute.

Add sprouted matki  and stir well. 

Add salt and needed water {as per the sabji you prefer to be} and cook on medium to slow flame for about 10 - 12 minutes or until the matki is cooked properly. {In between check and stir the sabji, if needed add more water}.

Finally add freshly chopped coriander leaves.

Garnish also with fresh coriander elaves. 

Serve hot with roti / chapati or rice.

Submitting this post to herbsspicesandtradition - Event Announcement Hosting My Legume Event, Susan's page and Lisa's page Nov 2015 dated. 


  1. I love every kind of legume. This looks delicious. Would love to have it with roti!

    1. Yes dear, its just yummy with roti at the lunch time... Thanks a lot

  2. Never tried matki before .Look like a healthy and very delicious sabzi

    1. Yes its healthy and truly delicious..Thanks dear

  3. Very healthy and delicious ..thanks for sharing dear :)

    1. Turly healthy and really delicious..Pleasure sharing :)

  4. Thanks Jeena for sharing such a lovely and healthy recipe of matki ki subji,you are right I call it moth.

    I am reminding you share with Lisa's and Susan's page together with MLLA, as mentioned in rule number 6.

    1. Pleasure sharing it dear:) and also I have done the needful for the MLLA event..

    2. Please come and see the roundup of MLLA.

  5. Have to try this matk. It looks so yummy and healthy

  6. Looks so healthy and delicious :-)

  7. Healthy & my favourite sprouts sbji...............

  8. This is a very healthy side dish...

  9. one of my favourite beans ! love the simplicity of the dish

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