Sep 13, 2017

Sprouted Moth and Palak Curry | Protein Rich Sprouts Recipe

Matki or Moth bean is a small brown colored bean which is very common in India.

Vigna aconitifolia is a drought-resistant legume, commonly grown in arid and semi-arid regions of India. It is commonly called mat bean, moth bean, matki, Turkish gram or dew bean. The pods, sprouts and protein rich seeds of this crop are commonly consumed in India.

To get sprouted Matki, first rinse and soak the matki in water for overnight. Drain whole water and tie into moist clothe for 1 day or 10 hrs. at least. After few hours sprouts are ready to eat or further use.

You can keep the sprouts in freeze to consume further and shelf life for two days. You can prepare many dishes from snacks to salad. Check here more recipes related to moth.

This time i prepared moth and palak curry. For this recipe, we have to cook sprouts, Spinach and tomatoes together in pressure cooker. It’s very tasty and healthy recipe and easy to cook. You can serve this dish with rice or chapatti as main course.

Sprouted Moth and Palak Curry | Protein Rich Sprouts Recipe

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Dal & Kadhi
Cuisine: Indian
Cooking Method: Pressure Cooker

2 Cups Moth, Sprouts
3 Cups Spinach, Chopped
1 1/2 Cup Tomatoes, Chopped
3 Green Chilies, Finely Chopped
2 Tbsps. Ginger, Finely Chopped
3 Dried Red Chilies
Few Curry Leaves
1 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
¼ Tsp Asafoetida
2 Tbsps. Oil
Salt to Taste
½ Tsp. Garam Masala
1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
Red Chili Powder to Taste

Heat the ghee or oil in pressure cooker.
Add mustard seeds, Asafoetida, curry leaves, red chilies.
When aroma release, add ginger and chilies.
Add chopped tomatoes and spices. Saute for 2 minutes.
Add sprouts and palak with 1 cup water.
Cover with lid and cook till to 6-7 whistles or you can cook on low flame for 15 minutes.
Garnish with coriander and squeeze lemon before serving.

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  1. Preeti, same pinch. my recipe today is also with moth beans. Love the palak and sprouted moth curry. Yummm

  2. Spinach and sprout moth together sounds interesting . This looks like a wonderful curry to try with roti.

  3. Sprouts with spinach sounds nutritious and flavorful. Have to try it asap!

  4. Never tried spinach with sprouts , the curry looks nice and healthy . Definitely a must try and a great pick for the theme.

  5. This sounds fabulous Preeti. I have only made misal with matki sprouts. The idea of using it up in gravy is so good. What wonderful side for rotis!

  6. Guess its only natural this gets cooked by all!..very nice one Preeti..

  7. Another version of moth curry.Spinach makes it even more healthier.

  8. Another great recipe you shared with us. Nice photo of palak curry protein.
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  9. Wow this is a great curry! Guess we will all be making this.

  10. All the moth recipes for this theme are tempting me too much. I love moth but its difficult to find them in Mombasa. I'll just have to oogle at the delicious preparation and be satisfied.

  11. It really delicious food like to palak curry is very good taste to everyone liked it.
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  12. Such a interesting combination.. It would have definitely tasted awesome.. In fact spinach and moth beans is so healthy!!

  13. Wow, moth and palak in curry, thats seriously my kind of food, will be making this curry very soon.

  14. This is another recipe packed with protein and nothing else. - Anlet Prince (

  15. Spinach and sprouts is a new combination for me. Nice pictures preeti

  16. I am seeing many moth bean recipes on the same day. Time to buy these sprouts and try it out..


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