Math Nu Shaak

Preparation Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: 25 min. Serves 4


1 Cup Math (Turkish-Dew Beans)

5 Cloves Garlic Finely Chopped

1 tbsp Ginger Paste

¾ tbsp Green Chilli Paste

½ Juice of Lime

3 tbsp Oil

¾ tsp Cumin Seeds

¼ tsp Asafoetida (Hing)

¾ tsp Turmeric Powder

1½ tsp Coriander-Cumin Powder (Dhana Jiru)

½ tsp Jaggery

Salt to taste


  1. Wash and soak the math overnight with 3 cups of warm water. On the next day wash with fresh water and drain, keep aside.

  2. Heat oil on medium heat, once hot add cumin seeds till it crackles, then add the asafoetida and chopped garlic.

  3. Sauté for 20 seconds before adding the math, ginger paste, green chilli paste, turmeric powder, jaggery, salt, and ¼ cup of water. Mix well, cook on low heat with the lid on, stirring occasionally.

  4. Once nearly cooked, add the coriander-cumin powder and lime juice, simmer for 2-3 minutes with the lid on, stirring occasionally.


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