Matki Aur Palak ki Curry/ Moth Beans And Spinach Curry Recipe

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Dec. 10, 2015

This reverberating combo of sprouted matki and spinach is sure to put the smile back on your face. The Matki Aur Palak ki Curry derives its intense flavour from tangy tomatoes and a paste of coconut, spices and seeds. A traditional south Indian tempering boosts the aroma and adds to the flavour of this delicious curry, which tastes great with rice as well as rotis.


Moth beans 1 Cup (16 tbs) , sprouted (sprouted matki)
Finely chopped spinach 2 Cup (32 tbs) (palak)
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds 1/2 Teaspoon (rai/sarson)
Finely chopped garlic 1 Teaspoon (garlic)
Curry leaves 7 (kadi patta)
Finely chopped tomatoes 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt To Taste
To be ground into a smooth paste (using approx. ½ cup of water)
Freshly grated coconut 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Coriander seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 Teaspoon
Fenugreek seeds 1/4 Teaspoon
Dry kashmiri red chillies 3 (broken into pieces)
Garlic clove 1
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon (haldi)



1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, garlic and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

2. Add the prepared paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

3. Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.

4. Add the matki and salt and mix well.

5. Add 1½ cups of water and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

6. Add the spinach, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minute, while stirring occasionally.


7. Serve hot with rice or roti.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 18 Minutes
Ready In: 18 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 174Calories from Fat 71

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 130 mg5.42%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.3%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet