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Instant Pot Matki Usal | Matki Chi Usal

A traditional Maharashtrian spicy stew prepared with sprouted moth beans and spiced up with the goda masala.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, sides
Cuisine: Indian, Maharashtrian
Servings: 5
Author: Srividhya G

Ingredients

  • Moth Beans – ½ cup
  • Oil – 2 tsps
  • Medium Size Onion – 1
  • Tomatoes – 3
  • Goda Masala – 2 tsps
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  • Water – 1.5 cups
  • Mustard Seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1.5 tsp
  • Hing – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 strand
  • Cilantro – few
  • Lemon juice – 2 tsps optional

Instructions

Prep – Work

  • Prepare the sprouts like mentioned above.
  • Chop the onion and tomatoes.

Steps

    Instant Pot Method

    • Set the IP in sauté mode and add the oil.
    • Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and hing.
    • As the mustard seeds start to splutter, add the curry leaves and chopped onion and cook until the onions turn translucent.
    • Then add the chopped tomatoes and the spice powders. (Red chili powder, goda masala and turmeric powder) Include the salt and let it cook for two minutes.
    • Then add the sprouted moth beans, cilantro and 1.5 cups of water and mix well.
    • Set the IP in manual mode and cook for 2 minutes and let the pressure release naturally.
    • Carefully open the lid and serve it hot with rice or roti or pav buns.
    • If required, squeeze some lemon juice before serving.

    Pressure Cooker Method

    • Heat the pressure pan/cooker and add the oil.
    • Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and hing.
    • As the mustard seeds start to splutter, add the curry leaves and chopped onion and cook until the onions turn translucent.
    • Then add the chopped tomatoes and the spice powders. (Red chili powder, goda masala and turmeric powder) Include the salt and let it cook for two minutes.
    • Then add the sprouted moth beans, cilantro and 1.5 cups of water and mix well.
    • Now pressure cook this mix for just one whistle.
    • After the pressure drops, mix all the ingredients and serve it hot with rice or roti or pav buns.
    • If required, squeeze some lemon juice before serving.

    Notes

    • Instead of Goda masala, you can use one tsp of coriander powder, one tsp of cumin powder and ½ tsp of garam masala or replace goda masala just with garam masala.
    • If using Instant pot, do not cook more than 3 minutes in manual mode.
    • Sprouted beans cook faster than the regular ones, and also we don’t want the beans to be mushy. Same with pressure cooker do not cook for more than one whistle.
    • Adjust the salt and spice as per your preference.
    • You can add freshly grated coconut too. But I did not add for this recipe.
    • You can serve the usal with farsan drizzled on top as we do for misal.