Monday, January 27, 2014

Matkichi usal recipe - Sprouted moth beans usal

 Matki usal in a serving bowl
Matkichi usal recipe - Sprouted matki usal made using Kala Masala is a healthy and delicious dish. We all know that sprouted lentils have several nutrients which are beneficial to our body. Therefore, its recommended for all age people to include usal or dish made with various sprouted lentils, such as sprouted moong, chickpeas, vaal, abzuki, black eyed beans etc. at least in four meals in a week. This type of usal can also be made using mixed sprouted lentils or beans.

Matkichi Usal Recipe - Sprouted Moth Beans Usal Recipe
 Matki usal ready to serve
Preparation time : 15 mins
Cook time : 15 mins
Yield : Serves 4

  • 2 cups sprouted matki / moth beans
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 medium sized tomato, chopped 
  • 1 heaped tsp chili powder
  • 1 heaped tbsp Kala Masala
  • 10-12 curry leaves.
  • 1/2  tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2  tbsp oil 
  • Few chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
Grind to paste
  • 3 tbsp grated dry coconut 
  • 4 garlic flakes, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped
Matkichi usal - step by step pictures

1.  Wash the sprouted moth beans gently, drain the water and set aside.
sprouted matki to make  Matki usal recipe
2.  Boil the moth beans with 2-3 tbsp of  chopped onion, chopped tomato and salt along with some water. Cook till the matki turns soft, but not too soft. 
boiled matki
3.  Heat oil  in a pan. Add  the curry leaves and saute for few seconds. Add the onion and fry till translucent. 

4.  Add the chilly powder, kala masala and turmeric powder. Mix well and stir for a minute
onion fried and masala added
5.  Grind the ingredients mentioned under "grind to paste" to a smooth paste. 

6.  Add the ground paste. Add the above prepared boiled matki along with water. 

7.  Add the salt.  Mix well and cook covered on low flame or 5 minutes or till the water dries up.
cooking matki chi usal
8.  Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.  
cilantro added
9.  Serve the matki usal hot as a side dish.
 Matki usal ready to serve


  1. looking delicious and healthy too

  2. healthy twist to popular dish. visit me sometimes dear.

  3. healthy and delicious.

  4. Very very healthy and super delicious...

  5. Protein packed and yummy dish!

  6. matki usal is so healthy and super tasty, loved the idea :-)

  7. Thank you all for your lovely comments.

  8. Healthy Protein rich dish. Yummy side dish.

  9. Very very healthy and super delicious...

  10. Yummy vidya; you have many of wonderful recipes :)

  11. very healthy dish.. looks so tempting

  12. healthy and delicious usal..


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