April 23, 2009

Sprouted Matki Pulao (Moth Beans Pilaf)

I bought matki (moth beans) to make Sia’s hot & spicy Kohlapuri Misal, but I ended up making this mildly flavored pulao from Tarla Dalal’s site. I love Tarla Dalal and I used to watch her cooking show on Sony TV in India (this was long long time ago). I remember liking the co-host Sudhanshu too.. handsome guy.. ahem.. back to what I was saying about Tarla Dalal, her cooking looks very homemade, nothing fancy and this recipe is simplicity at its best. Just a couple of cloves, grated ginger and ground coriander mildly flavor the rice. Can be served with a paneer curry or even raitha.


Ingredients:
Moth Beans – 1 cup, sprouted
Basmati rice – 1 cup
Spring onions – 4-6, chopped
Green pepper – 1 medium, chopped
Ginger – 1” piece
Green chili – 1
Cloves – 2
Ground Coriander – 1tsp
Red chili powder – 1tsp
Hing – pinch
Salt – to taste

Method:
  • Cook basmati and let cool.
  • Parboil matki sprouts; I pressure cooked them for 2 whistles and they were perfectly cooked, not mushy at all.
  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a sauté pan; add cloves and hing and sauté for a minute.
  • Add ginger, chili, spring onions, green pepper and cook till the veggies are tender.
  • Add coriander powder, red chili pd and matki.
  • Sauté for 4-5 minutes until all the flavors have mingled. If using parboiled moth beans, then add ½ cup of water and cook till the beans are tender.
  • Once the beans are tender, add rice and salt; mix well and serve.


  • This is my entry to April ’09 edition of Weekend Wokking-Sprouts started by Wandering Chopsticks and being hosted by Kits Chow.
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    11 comments:

    1. Healthy healthy healthy nice rice dish, very comforting and filling too...

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    2. Simple and delicious rice.

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    3. How fascinating. I've never heard of moth beans before. This looks like such a simple but flavorful recipe.

      Thanks for participating in Weekend Wokking.

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    4. Pulao looks wonderful, simple and aromatic, truly simplicity at its best :)

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    5. Tempting dish..gorgeous clicks!

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    6. Oh, looky here! :D

      http://aromahope.blogspot.com/2007/04/matki-pulao.html

      Simple and delicious Pvani, I love it too. I added some extra things too to this, love the taste! :)

      Have a great weekend. We have 89F on Sunday, can't say I love the hot, dry air (means allergy) but AC went to "cool" now!

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    7. Looks good. This is something I have bookmarked from Tarla Dalal but never got around to making so far.:)

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    8. ahem...I used to watch that show too :P I wish the Indian store here sold beans in bulk bins. I feel like trying out all the variety they have, but 2lbs of each is tooo much for me. The pulao looks very comforting.

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