Matkiche Vade Recipe - Moth Beans Fritters

Matkiche Vade, a Maharashtrian snack that you can make for your evening snacks or can pack for your snack box. It tastes great along with Green Chutney.

Madhuli Ajay
Matkiche Vade Recipe - Moth Beans Fritters
3029 ratings.

Matkiche Vade Recipe (Moth Beans Fritters) is a spicy deep fried Maharashtrian snack. Matki sprouts are ground to a coarse paste and mixed with chickpea flour (besan), green chillies, herbs, onions and a few spices to make these addictive Vade.

This recipe uses coriander, but you can also use mint, dill or fenugreek leaves. Matki Vade is a great tea time snack or a delicious appetizers.

Serve Matkiche Vade Recipe along with a simple Green Chutney and a cup of hot Masala Chai for your evening snacks.

If you like this recipe, you will also try other Vada Recipes such as

  1. Cabbage Onion Vada Recipe
  2. Medu Vada Recipe
  3. Aloo Vada Recipe

Note: Roast besan till fragrant and brownish if you are shallow-frying the patties.

Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 1-1/2 cups Moth Dal (Matki) , sprouted
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 4 Green Chillies , finely chopped (adjust)
  • 1 inch Ginger , chopped
  • 3 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 4 tablespoon Gram flour (besan) , adjust
  • 1 tablespoon Rice flour
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1/2 Lemon , juiced
  • Oil , to deep fry

How to make Matkiche Vade Recipe - Moth Beans Fritters

  1. To begin making the Matkiche Vade Recipe, firstly grind the sprouts with the green chillies, cumin seeds and ginger in a blender, to a coarse paste.

  2. Heat oil in a wok/kadhai, for deep frying. In a mixing bowl, add the matki paste along with besan, rice flour, chopped coriander, onion, hing, salt, lime juice and mix. Adjust quantity of besan.

  3. Make small balls of the mixture and pat lightly to make small tikkis/patties.

  4. Fry in hot oil, on low to medium flame, till golden brown. You can alternately use a shallow fry pan and shallow fry them, instead of deep frying.

  5. Use a slotted spoon to take out the vade and place them on an absorbent paper, to drain off excess oil.

  6. Serve Matkiche Vade Recipe along with a simple Green Chutney and a cup of hot Masala Chai for your evening snacks.