Amti Dal recipe – A Maharashtrian Dal recipe

Gems Gems, February 14, 2017

 Amti Dal Recipe

Amti is a simple Maharashtrian dal recipe. It typical of its sour and slight sweetness. Kala masal or ghoda masala is one of  the ingredient for the prepration of Amti Daal. it goes well with plane rice, Chapati or puran poli.  This dish os devoid of onion and garlic ( no onion no garlic dish). Another version of Daal is katachi amti  which contains more spices and ingredients. Tur dal is the main ingredient for the preparation of Amti daal which is simple plane and good for health. Other dal recipes worth try are Dal Bukhara | Bukhara Restaurant Style Recipe, and  Dal Soup

amti dal

amti dal

Here is the  Amti Dal preparation method

Amti Dal recipe - A Maharashtrian recipe
Serves: 2 bowl
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For cooking of daal
  • One cup of Tur dal / arhar dall / pea lentils
  • One pinch of Turmeric powder
  • Enough water for cooking the dal ( 2.5 to 3 cups)
Additional ingredients for Amti Dal recipe
  • 1 teaspoon of jaggery
  • Two teaspoon of Tamarind pulp
  • 1 teaspoon of Goda masala
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • salt as per requirement
For tempering
  • 1 teaspoon of oil
  • half a teaspoon mustard seeds
  • curry leaves one twig
  • 2 medium sized green chillies
  • 1 things of asafoetida or hing
  1. Clean the Dal in a vessel and pour enough water in the vessel so that the dal can be soaked.
  2. Saok the daal for around 30 minutes.
  3. Drain the water and transfer it into a pressure cooker
  4. Pour a round 2.5 to 3 cups of water into the pressure cooker.
  5. Cook The Dal in the pressure cooker in medium flame up to around 3 to 4 whistles.
  6. If you want you can add more water and boil the Dal for the consistency of your choice.
  7. Mash the daal, properly if there are any lumps.
  8. Keep the dal in the stove with low flame and and the previously prepared tamarind pulp, jaggery, goda masala and salt and cook for 5 minutes.
  9. In a small fan and one teaspoon of oil and heat it. Splutter the mustard seeds add curry leaves, asafoetida and green chillies into it. Saute it for a while.
  10. Add it into the daal. Cook Dal for another few minutes.
  11. Garnish it failed coriander leaves
  12. Serve it hot with chapati chapatis rice or puran poli.



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