Rice and Amti is a kind of must in many household in Maharashtra. It has a sweet, sour and spicy taste. The meaning of Amti is “any curry or dal curry which has acidic ingredients, in this case its tamarind”. So this Maharashtrian Amti has a touch of sourness.
Toor dal 2 cups
Ghee 1 tsp
Oil 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Hing a pinch
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Coriander powder 1.5 tsp
Red chili powder ½ tsp
Kokum/tamarind pulp 2 tsp
Jaggery/sugar ½ tbsp
Coconut grated 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Goda masala 1 tsp
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Procedure for preparing Maharashtrian Amit:
- Wash and cook dal with turmeric powder and enough water, till it becomes soft.
- Heat pan on a medium flame add ghee and oil.
- Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing, curry leaves, dal and water.
- Add chopped tomato, kokum or tarmind juice, jaggery and cook for 5 mins.
- Add coriander powder, red chili powder, goda masala, salt and mix and cook for 10 minutes on low flame stirring frequently, so that the mixture does not get struck down.
- Add fresh grated coconut mix and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve the Amti dal with steamed rice topped with a little ghee. Amti can be served with rotis as well.
- Use tamarind, amchur powder or lemon juice instead of kokum.
- Use sugar instead of jaggery.
Refer for goda masala my other recipe Homemade Goda Masala.