Moth Bean Chaat Delight

Moth Chaat/Matki Bhel


● 1 cup moth beans (matki), soaked overnight
● 1 small onion, finely chopped
● 1 small tomato, finely chopped
● 1 green chili, finely chopped
● 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
● 1/4 cup tamarind chutney
● 1/4 cup green chutney
● Chaat masala, red chili powder, and salt to taste
● Lemon wedges (optional) for serving


● Boil soaked moth beans until tender, then drain.
● Mix cooked beans with onion, tomato, green chili, coriander leaves.
● Add tamarind chutney, green chutney, chaat masala, red chili powder, and salt.
Mix well.
● Garnish with sev (if using) and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Benefits of this Recipe:

  1. High in Protein: Moth beans are a rich source of protein, making this chaat a nutritious and filling option, especially for vegetarians and vegans.
  2. Fiber-Rich: Moth beans, combined with fresh vegetables and chutneys, provide dietary fiber, aiding in digestion and promoting gut health.
  3. Burst of Flavor: The combination of tangy tamarind chutney, spicy green chutney, and aromatic chaat masala creates a burst of flavors that tantalize the taste buds.
  4. Quick and Easy: This recipe requires minimal cooking and can be prepared in advance, making it a convenient option for parties or gatherings.

Nutritive Value (per serving):

  • Calories: Approximately 150 kcal
  • Protein: 8-10 grams
  • Fat: 2-3 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 25-30 grams
  • Fiber: 5-7 grams
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Provides a good amount of vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, and potassium.

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