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Sprouted Matki Pulao (Moth Beans Pilaf)

Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 4 serving


  • 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
  • to taste Salt


  • 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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