Matki Ki Sabzi

How to make Matki Ki Sabzi

Matki Ki Sabzi is a dry preparation that is usually served with kadhi, which is a homely and satiating sabzi that is much-loved by the Gujaratis. Matki sabzi is a simple, easy and healthy dish. This sabzi goes well as a side dish or when clubbed with roti or rice. Matki are brown in colour and are also known as moth beans.

Ingredients :

Boiled and sprouted (muslin is best for sprouting as it allows the passage of air) matki, moth beans – 2 cups

Oil – 1 tablespoon

Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

Asafoetida (hing) – 1/4 teaspoon

Green chilli (sliced) – 1

Curry leaves – 3 to 4

Coriander- jeera powder – 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons

Salt – as per the taste

Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

Tomatoes (chopped) – 1

Method to make Matki Ki Sabzi:

Now for the tampering of matki sabzi, heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan.

Add mustard seeds (allow it to crackle), asafoetida, curry leaves and green chillies to it. (Green chilli is an option)

Saute the mixture on a medium flame for a few seconds

Make sure that the spices do not burn.

Before adding matki make sure they are dust-free, insect-free & most importantly of good quality.

Now add matki & tomatoes to it.

Then side by side add spices such as chilli powder, coriander powder (this is the essence of making Gujrati dry matki sabzi), jeera powder and salt.

And mix all well.

Then cook them on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes,

Stir the mix occasionally.

Switch off the flame.

Add lemon juice and mix well. (add as per the taste)

 On the top garnish with coriander leaves

Serve the matki sabzi hot

It can be eaten for lunch or dinner & can be served with rice or roti too.

(Servings: 2)

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