Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Moth Beans Khichdi/Matki Khichuri

Moth Beans is known as Matki/Dew beans,these beans are used very much in Indian cuisine. Usually used in preparing many nutritious dishes, this moth beans are extremely nutritious and protein rich. Mostly used in making Misal Pav, Usal, this moth beans works awesome to prepare some fantastic dishes as well. Moth beans have their native from Indian and Pakistan. Moth beans plant grows wonderfully in dry sandy soil, hence these plants are found abundantly in Rajasthan and its grown for both human consumption and fooder.  This beans can be cooked and eaten as a vegetable and can also be processed as dals to preserve them for a long time. These beans can be prepared in sprouts and also be cooked as any other dal or beans.

Matki Khichdi, Moth Beans Khichdi

In India, green pods are eaten as a vegetable, and the tiny seeds are eaten whole or split.Traditionally in India, The seeds are fried to make them into a crunchy snack.Also Moth Bean can be assimilated as a flour to prepare south Indian foodie delights like Idli and dosa.Mothbean is one of the major protein food source. It is rich in protein, calcium in it can make it an excellent supplement to cereal diet. Especially for people who are unaware of the problems that mal-nutrition can push them into. And not to forget that these beans are advised to consume regularly especially for many protein deficient patients. Moth Bean is a cheap source of nutrients and forms a specific and perfect diet. You might have noticed that am running a month of blogging marathon with Protein rich dishes as theme, hence am posting this lipsmacking khichdi for this month's theme.

One pot Meal Moth Beans Khichdi

1cup Rice
1/2cup Soaked moth beans
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
Few Curry leaves
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
5nos Garlic cloves(crushed)
1tsp Ginger (chopped finely)

Take together the washed rice, soaked moth beans,finely chopped ginger,turmeric powder, salt in a vessel, add 3 cups of water and pressure cook them for 3whistles.

Heat the enough oil and let splutters the mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies,the cumin seeds,slit opened green chillies, curryleaves.

Saute the chopped onions and crushed garlic cloves until the onions turns transculent.

Moth Beans Khichdi, Matki Rice Bhaat

Once the pressure get released,add this mixture to the tempered veggies to the cooked rice-moth beans mixture, stir for few minutes and put off the stove..

Serve hot with pickle,curd or spicy side dishes.

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cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

I just had my dinner but that khichdi is looking so inviting that I would want to try it now. Btw I love moth beans and always make Multani Moth Kachori with it.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Fantastic khichadi ! These khichadi 's are a must in our house . I am always in quest of new recipes . Bookmarking to please the family :))

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

This is such a delicious one pot meal and I love that pickle on the side..

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

This is a great idea Priya. Will definitely make it since I stock moth beans like crazy.

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy Kichadi.. I am hearing the healthy benefits of moth beans the first time. Would surely include this in my diet!!

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

That's a beautiful and protein rich dish. Amazing to read all that background information on the moth beans.

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

That is nice nutritious dish priya. Very good with the yogurt and pickle

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

Moth beans is my favorite and kichadi with the same sounds delicious.

rajani said... Reply To This Comment

I will keep an eye for moth beans the next time I am st the grocery store. Love the healthy meal you have prepared out of it.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, you've just brought back loads of sweet memories. We normally make sprouted moth to go with khadi and rice. Nowadays I don't get moth in Mombasa. Your delicious looking khichdi has just reminded me on how much I miss these nutritious beans.

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Yet to try my hands on moth jeans.A comforting meal,wish i could have the plateful kichdi

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Such an incredible one pot meal Priya, looks so droolworthy!..

Anlet Prince - Annslittlecorner said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and easy but the kichadi looks so inviting...

Preeti said... Reply To This Comment

I love this moth khichdi.. very healthy.

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

very comforting bowl of Khichdi here - that and curd will make a yummy meal :)

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

I am new to these moth beans. Need to try it out. Good recipe!!