Green Beans and Mataki Bhaji
1lb Tender green Beans
2 cups Sprouted Mataki
1 tbsp Goda Masala
Salt and Red Chili Powder - Per taste
2 tbsp Fresh Grated Coconut
Water as needed
1 tsp sugar
Tempering - 1 tbsp oil, 1/2tsp Mustard Seeds, 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds, pinch of turmeric powder, few curry leaves
Soak sprouted mataki in water for 15 minutes. Trim off ends from beans wash and cut in 1/2 centimeter circles and set them aside.
Heat oil in heavy bottom pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, turmeric and curry leaves. Saute it for couple of minutes till mustard starts spluttering.
Add drained mataki and saute about 3-4 minutes on low to medium flame. Now add cut beans and saute for another 3-4 minutes. Now add salt and chili powder and mix it well. Cover the pan for couple of minutes. Open the lid and add about 1/4 cup water mix well and cover again till both the beans cooked but not mushy.
Add grated coconut, goda masala, sugar and chopped cilantro. On high heat saute the sabji till the dries out. Make sure you stir it continuously and prevent it from burning. This sabji is pretty dry, make sure all the water gets evaporated before you serve.
Serve hot with chapati. It is light enough to be enjoyed as warm salad.
- You can use goda masala recipe from Anita, can be found here or from Jyotsna and can be found here or like me get it from a friend ;).
- You can substitute goda masala with simple cumin and coriander powder (1/2 tsp each)
- I have ever tried it garam masala but feel free to experiment.
- Mataki sprouts - Pic over the dry beans, soak in luke warm water for 6-8 hours and drain. Cover the sieve with damp towel and set it in warm place for 8-10 hours. I usually put mine in oven.