Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Moth Beans Chaat

Moth beans or Turkish gram, or मटकी maṭki in Marathi, is a small, drought-resistant, annual, trailing herb with small yellow flowers and deeply lobed leaves, grown especially in dry parts of South Asia for its tiny (3-4 mm) edible beans, which range in color from light brown to dark reddish brown. They are a high source of protein and iron.

Moth bean chaat is a very easy and quick to make recipe. It is very versatile recipe that can be served as breakfast, salad or anytime snack.

Moth Bean Chaat Turkish gram Chat

  • 1 cup of Moth beans soaked in water overnight.
  • 1/2 tsp black salt
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 potato boiled and diced
  • 1-2 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • chopped cilantro for garnish
    1. In a pressure cooker, add drained moth bean, salt and 1/2 cup water. Cover the lid and cook on high.
    2. Pressure cook until one whistle. Don't cook more!!! It will turn it mushy.
    3. Open the lid only when the pressure is released naturally. Normally all the water should have been consumed by beans, but if a little is still left it will be absorbed in few minutes.
    4. Now add black salt, cumin powder, chaat masala and lemon to boiled beans. Mix well.
    5. Now add chopped chilies, cucumber, tomato and potato. Mix well.
    6. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.

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