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Matki Usal Recipe
Moth beans - ½ cup (will give 2 cups sprouted beans)
Potato - 1 small
Water - 2 ½ cups + ½ cup
Turmeric powder - ¼ teaspoon
Oil - 1 ½ tablespoons
Mustard seeds - ½ teaspoon
Asafoetida or hing - a pinch
Curry leaves - 5-6
Onion - 1 cup, finely chopped
Ginger - 2 teaspoons, grated or paste
Garlic - 2 teaspoons, grated or paste
Salt - to taste
Red chili powder - 2 teaspoons
Goda masala - 2 teaspoons
Lemon juice - 2 teaspoons
Wash the moth beans under cold water till water runs clear.
Soak the beans in enough water for 8 hours or overnight.
Consume the water and take beans in the damp cloth or man’s handkerchief. Tie up the cloth and put in the bowl. Cover the bowl.
Keep it in the humid and dark place for one day. Within one day it will get sprouted well.
Again wash the sprouted beans. Take into the pressure cooker with 1 small potato. Add 2 ½ cups of water and a pinch of turmeric powder. Cover with lid, put the weight on and turn the heat on medium.
Pressure cooks it on medium heat for 1 whistle. Let the pressure go down by itself and open the lid.
Take out the boiled potato and drain the beans. Cut the potato into small cubes.
Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds and let them pop. Then saute in curry leaves for few seconds.
Add onions and sprinkle some salt to speed up the cooking process. Cook it till onions get light brown and soft.
Saute ginger paste and garlic paste for a minute or till the raw smell goes away.
Add Red chili powder and goda masala. Mix well and cook for a minute.
Add cubed potato, moth beans and ½ cup of water.
Mix well and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes.
pinch some lemon juice and serve
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