Matki Usal (Moth Bean Sprouts Curry)

Matkichi Usal
Usal in Marathi is a recipe of any bean sprouts like mung bean, black eyed peas/chawli etc.  I have made Matkichi Usal which is a curry made of moth bean sprouts.  Moth Beans are known as Matki in Marathi and Motu in Kannada.

Moth beans/Matki - 1/2 cup
Onions - 2 medium
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Garlic - 4 big cloves
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/2 tsp
Cumin/Jeera seeds - 1/2 tsp
Goda Masala or any spice mix - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

How to cook Matkichi Usal:
  • Soak Matki in water for 5 - 6 hrs.  Half cup beans will double to one cup.  Drain the water and keep it covered overnight to get sprouts.
Matki Usal
  • Heat oil in a kadhai/wok and add crushed garlic, cumin seeds.  Saute until garlic changes to golden brown.  Add finely chopped onions and saute till onions turn soft.
  • Now add washed matki sprouts and 2 cups water.  Cook the sprouts covered.
  • After sprouts are cooked, add finely chopped tomatoes, turmeric, red chilli powder, salt and goda masala.
  • Stir well and cook the sprouts covered for 10 minutes or until you get the desired consistency.
Matkichi Usal is ready to serve with chapati or rice.