• 1/2 kg matki (moth peas – soaked overnight and sprouted),
  • 1 medium sized onion (optional),
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves (optional),
  • 2 tsp red chili powder,
  • 2 tsp grated jaggery or sugar,
  • coconut and chopped coriander leaves,
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds,
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder,MATKI NU CHAKNU - LENTIL CURRY 1
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • salt to taste


Cut onions into small pieces. Heat some oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder and then onions and garlic. After onion pieces become transperent, add matki and mix properly. Add 1 cup water. Cover and cook on medium flame for 8/10 minutes till it is half cooked. Now add little jaggery, chili powder, salt. Cook again for 5 minutes. Garnish with coconut and coriander leaves.( Can add chopped tomatoes after frying the onions)

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