Friday, October 15, 2010

Palak Matki Amti

I adapted this recipe from Aayi's Kitchen. I have made it Shilpa's way many times, only I also add some jaggery, tamarind paste and goda masala. Yesterday I wanted to make it without onions & garlic, hence modified it some more.

Here's how I make it:

For tempering - 1 tsp oil, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/4 tsp cumin seeds, big pinch of asafotida, 1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
1/4 cup chopped onions (if using - I omitted this yesterday)
1 tomato - chopped
1 potato - chopped (optional)
1 cup sprouted & boiled matki (moth beans) - see Note
2 cups chopped spinach
2 tsp Goda Masala
Salt to taste
2 tbsp grated jaggery
1 tsp tamarind paste
For masala paste (without onion version) - Grind together 2 tbsp coconut or 2 tbsp grated carrot, 2 tbsp gram flour, 1 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp roasted coriander seeds, 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds, 2 dry red chillies or to taste, pinch of methi seeds, 1/4 tsp clove pwd, 1/4 tsp cinnamon pwd. Use about 1/4 to 1/2 cup water.

Start by making the tempering - heat the oil, add the mustard seeds, when they stop spluttering add the rest of the tempering ingredients. Then add the chopped onions and/or potatoes. Fry till lightly brown. Add the tomatoes, beans, spinach, masala paste, salt, Goda Masala and jaggery. Add water to get desired consistency. Bring to a boil and simmer till potatoes cook. Add the tamarind paste. Adjust seasonings and consistency if required.

Serve with rotis or rice.

Note - In addition to or in place of matki, you can use other beans like sprouted & cooked mung, black chana or canned red beans (drained & rinsed) etc.


Biny Anoop said...

Easy and healthy....i think its a good combo with chappatis....thx for the share

Rajani said...

Hi,your palak dish looks divine.Have you already posted recipe for goda masala?Would love to have the recipe for this great powder,please help me,thanks,

Rajani said...

Thanks for prompt response.
I've added your blog to my reading list,liked your choice of recipes.

Priya said...

Droolworthy and healthy dish.

Shanthi said...

This is healthy and perfect. Keep rocking

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