Moth Beans-Spinach Gravy (Matki – Palak Amti)

matki palak amti
One of my readers requested for recipes with moth beans – matki. These are one of my favorite beans to cook, as they do not require pre-soaking. Sprouting these is also easy compared to any other beans. So I use them frequently. This is one recipe I made up. This is not any traditional recipe, but I decided to name it amti anyway. This was very delicious. I served it with flavored rice and it made a very nice meal. You could even serve this for guests.

Ingredients:
1 cup moth beans (matki) sprouted
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup tomato
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
1/4 cup onion
Oil
Salt

For paste – Fry a little in oil and grind with 1/4 cup coriander leaves
2 cloves
1″ cinnamon
1 tea spn chopped ginger
1 tea spn chopped garlic
4 red chillies
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tea spn coriander seeds
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
1/4 tea spn methi seeds

Method:
Heat oil and add cumin seeds. When they start popping, add onion. Fry till they turn brownish. Now add tomato, salt and cook till tomatoes are mushy.
Add chopped chopped spinach, sprouted beans and ground paste. Cook till done.
Serve hot with flavored rice or rotis/chapatis.

Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 30mins

PS: To save some time, cook the beans in pressure cooker before adding it to the dish. Sprouting the beans is optional.

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