Sprouted Matki paratha(Moth bean paratha)

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KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                           Ready to serve sprouted Matki paratha (Moth bean paratha)  

Time taken: 30 minutes(excluding sprouting  & cooking of bean)

Makes 8-10 of the above size

Moth bean/Matki in english and marati respectively.  I have already put up Matki masala, Misal pav and Matki in creamy gravy on this blog.  This being the fourth recipe today which i tried out a couple of times and tastes yummy.  Here is my version of the recipe….

What you need to have:

1. Sprouted matki – 2 cupsKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                           Sprouted Matki/Moth bean

 Ingredients of seasoning & garnishing:

1. Chopped onions – 1/2 cup

2. Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

3. Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon

4. Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon(home made)

5. Dhania-jeera powder – 1 teaspoon

6. Asafoetida powder(hing) – 1/2 teaspoon

8. Ginger-garlic paste – 1/2 teaspoon each

9. Lemon juice – 1/2 teaspoon

8. Chopped cilantro – 1 tablespoon

9. Salt – as needed

10. Cooking oil – 2 teaspoonsKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                 Ingredients of seasoning & garnishing

What you do with what you have:

1. Soak Moth beans in water over night.  Drain and tie it in a clean cloth for about 8 hours and keep it in a warm place.  By then it will have sprouted a little and again soak it in water for about 8 hours and it will sprout as shown in image-2.

2. Cook it in cooker as usual till done adding only 1/2 cup water till soft and mushy.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                                      Cooked moth bean

3. Place a wide skillet on flame adding cooking oil .  When heated add chopped onions and a little salt till transparent.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                     Chopped onions being fried till transparent

4. When it turns transparent, add all powders in a row and also ginger-garlic paste and give a strong stir.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                All powders being added in a row

5. When done, add cooked moth bean and mix it in such a way  with the back of the spatula that it turns into a homogeneous mix so that it is easy to make balls to stuff the parathas.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                         Cooked Matki being added to the masala mix

6. When done, add chopped cilantro and add lemon juice switching of the flame.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                        Added chopped cilantro and lemon juice

7. Mash well with your hands ans shape it to form balls so as to stuff into the rolled roti.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                              Stuffing being shaped into round balls

 Ingredients of the paratha dough:

1. Wheat atta – 2 cups

2. Salt- as per taste

3. Cooking oil – 2-3 teaspoons

4. Water – as needed

                                                                    Ingredients of the outer dough

8. Mix atta, oil and salt in a wide bowl and adding water in steps make a soft paliable dough and knead it well with your hands to make it soft.  Pinch out required quantity of the dough and roll it into 6′ disc and place the stuffing  and bring the edges together and to gain the shape of a flat round ball.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                     The dough, pinched out ball, stuffin placed & the flattened ball ready to roll

9. Dust the flattened ball in atta and roll it into a thick paratha on a plastic sheet.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                               The rolled Matki paratha

10. Place a roti tawa on medium flame splashing a little oil/ghee on it.  On heating , place the rolled paratha on it and fry till it is done at the bottom you see when you flip.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                 Rolled Matki paratha being roasted

11. Flip and roast the other side when brown dots appear on it  splashing a little oil over it.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                         Paratha being flipped and roasted

12. Again flip and roast  the roti  and it puffs up.  One can even see brown dots appearing all over the roti.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                      Paratha being finally roasted

13. Transfer it to a serving plate and relish it with tomato sauce, Pudina& sweet chutney.  Yumm!! Repeat the same process with the remaining dough.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                           Ready to serve Matki paratha with chutney& Tomato sauce

Makes : 8-10 of the above size

Time taken : 45 minutes(Excluding sprouting & cooking  of the bean)

Good to remember:   1. Sprouting of the bean helps to cook it soft.

2. Use fresh and quality beans for the dish.

3. One can serve the parathas with even pickle and curds.  It is one’s choice!!

4. Kneading the outer dough to a paliable texture helps to roll the paratha easily.

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