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)
Sprouted Matki Pulao (Moth Beans Pilaf)
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Servings Prep Time
4 serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Sprouted Matki Pulao (Moth Beans Pilaf)
Sprouted Matki Pulao (Moth Beans Pilaf)
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Moth Beans – sprouted
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 4 - 6 Spring onions – chopped
  • 1 pepper Green – medium, chopped
  • 1 Ginger
  • 1 Green chili
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Coriander Ground
  • 1 tsp chili powder Red
  • pinch Hing
  • to taste Salt
Servings: serving
Instructions
  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.
Recipe Notes


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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  1. 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.

  2. Oh, looky here! :Dhttp://aromahope.blogspot.com/2007/04/matki-pulao.htmlSimple 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!

  3. ahem…I used to watch that show too 😛 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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