Matki (Moth bean) Usal is very popular in most parts of Maharshtra. This recipe is prepared differently in different parts of Maharshtra.It also is differently prepared for different occasions. Like if this is made as a part of any festive food it will be without Onion and garlic, with gravy/without gray..the combinations are many.I love the hot, spicy version….
I love sprouts and I try to include them in our diet as far as possible. Sprouting increases the Vitamin content (especially Vitamin C) of food. My grandmother says, sprouting not only increases the food value but also helps ease digestion….
Jowar Bahkri together with Curd (yoghurt) makes for a zesty combination. This is a fast and easy,nutritious and filling breakfast recipe. The prerequisite to this recipe is that the Bhakri should not be fresh! Freshly made Bhakri, tends to get too soggy when combined with curd. It taste’s best with the leftover Bahkri from previous night. In fact, I make 2-3 extra Bhakris the previous night, to make this recipe the next morning….
Still no respite from the incessant rains here! After a break of exactly 1 & ½days, Mr.Monsoon has reported back to work.
I follow a food routine during this season:
1.This is the season, when I indulge in my favourite fries, bhajjis, samosas etc.. to brighten(???) these wet ,gloomy, lazy days( that’s my excuse)….
I have always relished South Indian food. Whenever my Mom cooked Idli-Sambar, Dosa,Uttapam, Rasam -whatever,I would have it for breakfast-lunch-dinner.Now that I am married to a South Indian I have learnt to cook some of them myself….