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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Moth Beans Curry

How to make Matki Tadka Dal Recipe | Moth beans Curry Recipe | Matki Moth Tadka Dal Curry Recipe

Hello Friends,

My today's post is protein rich, healthy, delicious, easy to make and very much satisfying moth beans recipe. Sharing recipe of moth beans tadka dal with a stepwise pictorial guide ..

Matki aka moth bean is a drought resistant bean which is commonly grown in arid and semi arid regions of India. Vigna aconitifolia is the scientific name of this bean. The other common names of this bean are Matki, Mat Bean, Turkish gram and Dew Beans.

Moth bean is an excellent source of protein. It is rich in carbohydrates and a very good source of potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and iron.

Moth beans are mainly consumed in sprouts form and preferred as a breakfast dish. Maharashtrian famous dish Misal Pav is prepared from moth beans. Moth beans are regarded as a healthy and cheapest source of energy.. 

My today's recipe is prepared from overnight soaked moth beans, which are slow cooked and then tempered with spicy tomato and onion gravy and flavored with Indian spices. I had served this with long grain steamed rice and homemade mango pickle.. Trust me the very first bite was so yummilicious as if food was ordered from the restaurant ..

Let's get started with recipe details 

▫Moth beans soaking time - overnight or 8-10 hours 
▫Preparation time 10-12 minutes 
▫Cooking time 40-45 minutes 
▫Servings 4

Ingredients required 

▫150-200 grams Matki - moth beans
▫2 onions
▫1 tomato 
▫8-10 curry leaves 
▫1tsp ginger, garlic, green chilly paste
▫1tsp amchur powder - dry mango powder
▫1 tsp turmeric powder 
▫3 tsp red chilly powder 
▫1-2 tsp garam masala powder
▫Salt to taste 
▫1 tsp cumin seeds
▫1tsp mustard seeds
▫2 tbsp ghee or cooking oil

✔Step 1 Mise en place

◾Moth beans - washed - soaked in 500-700 ml water for overnight or for 8-10 hours.

◾Onions - roughly chopped 

◾Tomatoes - washed and roughly chopped 

◾Ginger - garlic- green chillies - make a paste

Step 2 - Slow cooking of moth beans

◾Next day, wash the moth beans nicely and drain the water.

◾Take a saucepan, add moth beans, 500ml water, 1tbsp cooking oil, turmeric powder and salt to taste, and cook it on slow flame until tender.. Or you can pressure cook it and allow 3-4 whistles.. 

✔Step 3 - Tadka preparation 

◾Heat oil in a fry pan. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves and let them splutter.

Add onions... stir fry and cook onions until translucent or light golden in color..

◾Add tomatoes.. Mix it well and stir fry until tomatoes are mushy and nicely cooked.

◾Now its time to add all the dry ingredients that is dry mango powder, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, salt to taste and ½ cup water to avoid dry ingredients from getting burnt... 

◾Mix it well and pour this mixture over cooked moth beans.

◾Mix it all well.. Check the water consistency and adjust as per preference.. If water is needed, add according and then cook it on slow flame for a minute or two.

◾Our tadka moth bean dal is ready to dish out.. Serve hot with chappati, roti, naan or steamed rice..


  1. Yummmm... One of my favorite recipe....

  2. Love moth beans. Recently started to use them. Love this tadka. Comfort food at its best.

  3. Sounds yum n new to me...never had it eatlier....

    1. This is like light version of whole moong beans. If easily available in your place, give it a try... I'm sure you'll love it. Thank you dear Soma.๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ‘

  4. Loving this simple, easy and protein rich curry.

    1. Anu,
      If moth beas are easily available.. Please try this recipe... I'm very sure you'll love it...use garlic tadka and prepare this recipe in ghee.. It's my favorite dal recipe..

  5. Matki tadka dhal looks delicious! I will try this! Thanks for sharing your curry recipe!

  6. Delicious and mouth watering mot beans curry! Looks too good! Drooling:)

  7. Healthy and delicious moth beans curry!

  8. Wow, looks great and superb healthy curry recipe!!!!

  9. Eyes got glued to those cute bowls. This is a healthy bowl. Great dish. Love this with rotis too

  10. MY mouth is watering after seeing those picture..the curry looks fantastic...

    1. Thanks a lot dear Swati.๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ‘