Matki Chi Usal (Moth Bean Curry)
Matki Chi Usal (Moth Bean Curry) is another popular dish from Maharashtrian cuisine. Matki Chi Usal is very healthy. Matki Chi Usal is spicy and popular recipe. Matki Chi Usal goes well with paratha, roti, rice, very tasty and yummy.
Recipe type: Sabji & Curry
Cuisine: Indian
  • 2 cup Sprouted Matki (Moth Beans)
  • ½ cup Onion chopped
  • ¼ cup Grated Fresh Coconut
  • 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 ½ tsp Garam Masala/Goda Masala
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp Coriander Powder
  • 2-3 Curry Leaves
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • Pinch of Hing
  • 1 Bay Leave
  • 1-2 Whole Dried Red Chili
  • Salt
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Chopped coriander leaves for Garnishing
  1. Boil the sprouted matki with 1 cup of water and little salt in a presser cooker until 1-2 whistle, switch of the flame and let it cool down. Remove it from the cooker and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep pan. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds, when seeds start cracking, add curry leaves, bay leave, dried red chili, ginger garlic paste and sauté it for a minute.
  3. Now add onion and fry it till golden brown. Add grated coconut and stir it again for few minutes.
  4. Add chopped tomato and all spices (turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala, coriander powder) and sauté till tomato becomes soft and mushy or for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
  5. Add boiled sprouted matki with water and mix well. Add salt and water if needed, and cook for few minutes on medium flame.
  6. Matki Chi Usal is ready. Serve hot with roti, paratha, or steamed rice.
• You can make sprouted matki at home to soaking overnight, then keep inside the thin cotton cloth or in a fine strainer for a day to make sprouted.
Recipe by Binjal's VEG Kitchen at