Moth beans are soaked and cooked. Tomato onion gravy is prepared by roasting the tomato and onion and grinding them into smooth paste. Cooked moth beans is finished in the tomato onion gravy and powdered spices. Serve moth tomato masala with plain or flavored rice or with roti.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Moth Tomato Masala.
Moth Beans 1 Cup
Onion 1 Large
Tomato 3 Medium
Green Chiles 2
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Cumin Powder 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala Powder 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder a big pinch
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tsps
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 tsp
Method of preparation:
Soak moth beans in water for around 4 hours.
Pressure cook in 2 cups of water for 2 whistles.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro leaves.
Wash and roughly chop the tomato.
Peel and roughly chop the onion.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Heat a tsp of oil in a pan, add chopped onions.
Fry till onion turns translucent, add tomatoes and cook till tomatoes turn soft.
Cool the cooked onions and tomatoes to room temperature and grind them into smooth paste using a blender.
Heat a tsp of oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles, ginger garlic paste and fry for few seconds.
Then stir in ground onion and tomato paste, cooked moth beans, cumin powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder and salt.
Cook for few minutes, stir in half a cup of water if necessary.
Cook on low flame for around 5 – 10 minutes and remove from heat.
Garnish the moth tomato masala with chopped cilantro.
Serve moth tomato masala with plain or flavored rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure moth beans are cooked well.
Suggestions: Adjust spice with green chiles or with red chili powder.
Variations: You can also check other recipes with moth beans here.
Other Names: Moth Tomato Masala.