Moth Beans Talimpu

21 Nov

Bobbarlu Talimpu


Moth Beans / Matki 1 cup
Green Chiles 3
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


Urad dal 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken red chillies 5
Curry Leaves 8
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Soak moth beans in water overnight and pressure cook in 2 cups of water for 3 whistles or until they cook soft.
Remove stems, wash and slit the green chiles.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When dal turns light brown, add green chiles, cooked moth beans, turmeric powder and salt.
Stir fry for a minute or two and remove from heat.
Serve with rice or as a snack.

Notes: Garnish with freshly scraped coconut if you wish.

6 Responses to “Moth Beans Talimpu”

  1. Caramel November 21, 2008 at 12:31 pm #


    Your recipes are simple and the dishes look delicious. Great job!

    I was wondering if you know the recipe for vada pulusu? (dal dumplings steamed and then cooked in a gravy). If you do, could you please post the recipe?


  2. sindhura November 22, 2008 at 1:57 am #

    Very tasty and spicy recipe.I think if we add chopped onions to this it serves as evening snack and i am sure all will appreciate it
    Best regards,

  3. lubna July 28, 2009 at 7:13 am #

    raji can u tell me,is the moth beans good for diet. if yes than i will buy n use as a salad with lots of onion.

    • anusharaji July 28, 2009 at 8:31 am #

      @lubna sprouted moth beans are quite good if salad is what you are looking for.

  4. hema October 28, 2009 at 6:13 am #

    they r not called matki, they r called alsandi

  5. Raji November 4, 2009 at 12:20 pm #

    chawli is black eyed beans

    moth beans are turkish gram

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