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Masala Moth Beans

25 Jan

Masala Moth Beans.

Moth beans are soaked in water and cooked till just soft. They are then added to the oil after frying onion. A freshly ground spice mixture is added to the oil for heat and taste. Serve masala moth beans as a snack or with steamed rice.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Masala Moth Beans.


Moth Beans 1 Cup
Onion 1 Small
Green Chiles 1 – 2
Red Chili Powder 1/8 tsp
Cloves 1
Cinnamon 1/4 inch Stick
Coriander Seeds 2 Tbsps
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Soak moth beans in water overnight and pressure cook with around a cup of fresh water for 3 whistles.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Grind cloves, cinnamon and coriander seeds into fine powder using a spice grinder.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles and onion.
Once onion starts to brown, add ground spice powder.
Fry for couple of seconds, stir in cooked moth beans, red chili powder and salt.
Cook for around 5 minutes and remove from heat.
Serve masala moth beans as a snack or with steamed rice.
Notes: Make sure moth beans are cooked right.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with green chiles.
Variations: Check other recipes with moth beans here.
Other Names: Masala Moth Beans.