Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Matki pulao - A recipe by tarla dalal.

Matki pulao (Serves 2)

This is a delectable dish by Tarla dalal. A small variation which I like is to add a veg maggi cube to this preparation.


1 cup cooked long grained rice
1 cup sprouted matki (moath), parboiled
2 cloves
1 maggi cube (crushed)
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
1 green chilli, chopped
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1/2 capsicum, chopped
4 to 6 spring onions, chopped
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoons chopped coriander
salt to taste


1. Heat the oil, add the cloves and asafoetida and saute for a few seconds.
2. Add the green chilli, ginger, capsicum and spring onions and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and the matki and mix well.
4. Add 1/4 cup of water and salt and simmer over a slow flame till the matki is cooked.
5. Add the rice and toss well.
6. Garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve hot with vegetable kadhi.

Vegetable kadhi

Vegetable kadhi (Serves 2)

1 inch ginger (finely chopped)
1 heaped tbsp besan (gram flour)
2-3 tomatoes
10-20 kadipatta leaves
2-3 green chillies
11/2 tbsp oil
1 potato (boiled or raw)
1 cup carrots (optional)
1 cup bottle groud (dudhi) (optional)
2 drumsticks (peeled and cut in to 2 inch lengthwise peices)
a pinch of turmeric
1 tsp red chilly powder
1-2 tamrind pulp
a pinch of hing
1 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)
salt to taste


1.Grind together tomatoes, green chillies and half the kadipatta leaves.
2.Heat oil in a pan, add ginger and toss till it turns brown.
3.Add kadipatta leaves and let them crackle, add hing.
4.Add besan and saute till it becomes light brown.
5.Add the tomato puree and mix well with besan.
6.Add turmeric, red chilly powder and salt. Mix well.
7.Add sufficient amount of water followed by potato, drumsticks and other vegetables.
8.Add tamrind pulp as per your taste. Mix well. Cook on medium flame till all vegetables are cooked.
9.Garnish with coriander.

Serve hot with vegetable pulav or jeera rice or matki pulav.