Virat Indian Recipes

Virat Indian Recipes

Matimah Khar (Black Gram with Ash Gourd - Assam Style)

  • Serves: 6
  • Pressure Cooking Time 5 minutes
  • Source:
    Manufacturer Exporter of Pressure Cookers


5 g
cumin seeds
1.5 tsp
split black gram with skin soaked in water for 2 hours, drained and rubbed between palms to remove skin from half the quantity.
1.25 cups
ash gourd peeled and cut into 2.5 cm cubes.
1/4 kg
green chillies
sodium bicarbonate
a pinch
1 tbsp
2 cups
mustard oil
1 tbsp
mustard oil for Tempering
2 tbsp
mustard seeds for Tempering
1/2 tsp
garlic (crushed) for Tempering
5 flakes


Grind ginger into a paste. In a pan, roast cumin seeds and grind to a powder. Put ginger paste and all other ingredients in cooker except oil, powdered cumin and those for tempering. Stir. Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes. Remove cooker from heat. Allow to cool naturally. Open cooker. Add oil. Stir. For tempering, heat oil in a pan for about 1 minute. Add mustard seeds. When crackling, add garlic. Stir for a few seconds and pour over matimah khar. Add powdered cumin. Stir. Serve hot.

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