Beans And Matki Bhaji Recipe (Maharashtrian Green Beans And Sprouted Moth Beans)
Beans and Matki Bhaji (curry) is a simple Maharashtrian style curry made using green beans and sprouted moth beans. This no-onion/garlic side dish is part of many festive fares. The simple curry is spice with Goda masala. You can add sprouted moong beans to it along with moth beans. Usually kokum syrup or dried kokum skin is used as a souring agent. You can substitute it with tamarind pulp. Beans and Matki Bhaji can be served with roti,rice or bhakri or can be served on its own as a snack topped with some fresh curd.
If you like this recipe, you cab also try other Vegetarian gravy recipes such as
- 1 cup Green beans (French Beans) , chopped
- 1 cup Moth Dal (Matki) , sprouted
- 3 tablespoons Fresh coconut , grated
- 2 Kokum (Malabar Tamarind)
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1/2 Jaggery , grated
- 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- 3/4 teaspoon Maharashtrian Goda Masala
- 6 Curry leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 tablespoon Cooking oil
- Salt , to taste
How to make Beans And Matki Bhaji Recipe (Maharashtrian Green Beans And Sprouted Moth Beans)
To begin making Beans And Matki Bhaji Recipe, first pressure cook the sprouted moth beans with 1-1/2 to 2 cups water for 1 whistle and 10 minutes on sim or till they are just soft.
Heat oil in a kadai/wok. Add the mustard seeds.
Once they splutter add the cumin seeds, hing, turmeric powder, goda masala, red chilli powder and curry leaves.
Saute for a few seconds and then add the green beans.
Cook covered till the beans soften. Add 1-2 tablespoon water if required.
Add the moth beans along with the water, kokum skin, jaggery, salt and coconut.
Giving up a lucrative career tinkering with Analytical equipments, Madhuli Ajay chose to tinker in her Food lab- developing new recipes & satisfying her culinary travel cravings. She has been sharing heirloom recipes on her blog 'My Foodcourt' for the past 9 yrs. Madhuli bakes to feed her soul. Testing recipes & photographing food for a cookbook, has fuelled her food photography passion. Based in the gorgeous 'Wine Capital' of India Nashik, Madhuli also loves spending time in her little kitchen garden.