Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Moth dal recipe (Moth Beans)

Moth dal is a very common in Indian cuisine and also known as Matki. This recipe is simple and easy to make. It is very healthy and popular in North Indian cuisine as a vegetarian diet. Moth dal is similar to whole moong dal in shape and size but it is brownish in colour. It is a classic Indian dish and home style recipe.
Moth Dal (Moth Beans)

Moth Dal – 200 gms
Chopped Onions -- 2 (medium sized)
Chopped Tomatoes -- 3 (medium sized)
Chopped Garlic -- 2 tsp
Chopped Ginger -- 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
Mango powder – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt to taste

Wash moth and soak in enough water for 3-4 hours. Discard the soaking water and add moth in a pressure cooker with fresh water. Boil moth with little salt for 4 -5 whistles. Now heat oil in pan and add cumin seeds and let them browned. Add chopped ginger and garlic paste and saute for few seconds. Add onions and saute till they get golden brown colour. Add chopped tomatoes and saute for 4-5 minutes. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, dhania powder, and garam masala powder  Cook till oil starts leaving the masala. Add this masala to boiled moth dal. Let the dal simmer for 5 minutes. Add more salt and water if required. Simmer for 5 -10 minutes till you get your desired consistency. Add mango powder and mix. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve moth dal with rice, roti or parathas.

Moth dal is highly nutritious member of legume family. It is a good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. It contain high levels of proteins and also a good source of dietary fiber, potassium and iron.

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