Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Spicy Matki Usal (dry)

Matki / Moth Beans - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Onion - 1 big, finely chopped
Garlic Cloves - 6, crushed
Shredded fresh Coconut - 1 tbsp. (optional)
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Hing / Asafoetida - a pinch
Goda Masala - 1 tsp (optional)
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
Dry Kokum - 2
Lemon Juice

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker pan. Add the mustard seeds, hing, crushed garlic and sliced onion and cook till the onion starts to caramelize.

Mix in the dry shredded coconut, goda masala, red chili powder and cook till the coconut gets light brown.

Add the matki, kokum, salt, 2 cups of water and mix well. Cover and cook till full pressure is reached. Reduce the heat to minimum and cook for a couple of minutes more or for total 2 whistles.

Add a little lemon juice on top and serve with chopped raw red onions.


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