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Amti (Maharashtrian Lentil)

Amti (Maharashtrian Lentil)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 45

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • 1/2 cup tuvar dal (pigeon pea lentil) soaked for 30 minutes

  • 2 tbsp. oil

  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds

  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida

  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp. goda masala

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

  • 2-3 green chilies, slit

  • 2-3 tbsp. fresh grated coconut

  • 1 tsp. sugar / jaggery

  • 1 tomato, chopped

  • 1 tsp. tamarind paste mixed with 1/2 cup water

Directions

  • 01

    Pressure cook the soaked dal in 1 1/2 cups water for 4-5 whistles. Add salt and whisk well. Adjust water accordingly depending on the consistency desired.

  • 02

    Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds and cumin seeds. After it stops spluttering add the asafoetida, turmeric powder, curry leaves and green chilies. Saute for a few seconds.

  • 03

    Add the coconut along with the sugar and goda masala. Fry for a minute on a medium flame. Then add the tomatoes and the tamarind water. Simmer till the tomatoes are mashed.

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