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.

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.. ha...

Sprouted Matki Pulao (Moth Beans Pilaf)

Summary

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  • Coursemain course
  • Cuisinenorth indian
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time45 minutesPT0H45M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time55 minutesPT0H55M

Ingredients

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

Steps

  1. Cook basmati and let cool.
  2. Parboil matki sprouts; I pressure cooked them for 2 whistles and they were perfectly cooked, not mushy at all.
  3. 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.
  4. Add coriander powder, red chili pd and matki.Sauté for 4-5 minutes until all the flavors have mingled.
  5. If using parboiled moth beans, then add ½ cup of water and cook till the beans are tender.
  6. Once the beans are tender, add rice and salt; mix well and serve.
Sprouted Matki Pulao (Moth Beans Pilaf)

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

Sprouted Matki Pulao (Moth Beans Pilaf)
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