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Maharashtrian Recipe: Matki Usal

Dec 26, 2012







Matki chi usal is a popular dish in Maharashtrian households, and is paired with pav or bread.


    250 gms Matki (Moth bean, used in sprouts)
    2 tbsp oil
    Water to cook the bhaji
    2 onions, chopped fine
    Coriander to garnish
    1 tsp mustard seeds
    2 tbsp grated coconut
    2 tsp red chilli powder or mix masala
    2 tomatoes chopped fine
    3/4 tsp hing (asafoetida)
    3/4 tsp Haldi (turmeric)
    Salt to taste


1. Heat 2 tbsp oil

2. Add 1/2 spoon mustard seeds, 3/4 tsp hing (asafoetida), 3/4 tsp turmeric

3. Add one bowl onion, tomato and salt to taste

4. Sprinkle some coriander and 1 tsp red chilli powder (or mix masala)

5. Add enough water for the ingredients to cook

6. Add the matki (moth seeds)

7. Add 2 tbsp grated coconut. It can be replaced with sugar too.

8. Mix well, cover the wok to let the sabzi cook.

9. Garnish with grated coconut and coriander and matki sabzi is ready to serve!

 For Misal: 

1. Heat oil, add pound garlic and masala, a little water and coriander.

2. Add the matki sabzi to it and wait for a boil.

3. Serve with bread.

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