Friday, January 6, 2012

Matki(moth beans)Sambar

ingredients :
  1. sprouted matki-2cups
  2. onion-2 chopped
  3. tomato-2 chopped
  4. potato-2 cubed

ingredients for the sambar masala:
  1. red chillies-10
  2. coriander seeds-2tsp
  3. jeera(cumin)-1tsp
  4. sesame seed(black)-1/2tsp
  5. asafoetida(hing)- a small pinch
  6. coconut-2tbsp(grated)
  7. tamarind-marble sized ball
ingredients for the seasoning;
curry leaves-8-10
coconut oil-2tsp
coriander leaves for garnishig
method for sprouting;Soak matki beans over night and next day   you can use 1 clean cloth .Put all this sprouts in a cloth,tie it and keep it in a dark place for sprouting.But i use different method here.Here i have used rice strainer.Just put the beans and cover it up with a plate and place some heavy thing over the plate.The same night sprout is ready to use.But here i have kept for 24 hours becoz of winter season.Normally sprout will appear in 6-8 hours.
Mehod for making sambar masala:
  • dry roast all the ingredients from 1-7 and grind this to a fine paste.

Method for preparing the main dish:

  • pressure cook  all the ingredients from 1-4 for 30mins.
  • Once the matki is done.oper the pressure cooker lid and transfer the cooked matki along with all the vegetable to a deep sauce pan.
  • Add salt and bring to a boil
  • Now add masala paste and boil further.
  • Switch off the gas
  • Now take a small pan and put some coconut oil or any other oil of your choice.heat the oil,add some mustard when it splutters add curry leaves and switch off the fire.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.


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