May 15, 2014

Mugachi dal amti - Maharashtrian amti recipe

moong dal amti
Mugachi dal amti recipe - Amti is the Maharashtra's authentic curry. Various amtis such as katachi amti, toor dal amti, urad dal amti, mixed dal amti are very popular. Kala masala is an authentic spice powder of Maharashtra which is very flavorful and adds an extra taste to the vegetable dish and curry as well. This flavorful amti is stunning with hot, sweet and tangy taste in combination with unique spice flavor. For a heavenly taste, eat hot rice with this amti. It can also be sipped like a soup. Either way this tastes good. 

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
 Yield - serves 4.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Split green gram / moong dal
  • 1 tbsp kala masala
  • 1 large lemon size jaggery
  • 1 lemon size tamarind
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 ½ tsp chilly powder
  • 1 tsp jeera powder
  • Salt to taste

For the tempering
  • 1/2 tbsp oil (2 tsp will do)
  • 4-5 red chillies, broken into pieces
  • 10-15 curry leaves
  • Few chopped fresh corianders

Method
  1. Soak the tamarind in warm water and squeeze out the thick tamarind pulp. Keep it aside.
  2. Wash the moong dal thoroughly. Add 2 glasses of water and pressure cook until moongdal  is soft and mushy. Take 4-5  whistles. When  the pressure releases, remove and mash the moong dal. 
  3. Add the tamarind pulp, kala masala, jeera powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder,  jaggery and salt. Mix well till all the ingredients combine well. 
  4. Add another 1/2 to 1 glass of water  to make a thin consistency of  moong dal paste.
  5. Heat 1/2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it. When they splutter, add broken red chillies and saute until chillies turn crisp and aromatic. 
  6. Add curry leaves, asafoetida and saute till aromatic.  Add 1/4 tsp chilly powder and saute until aromatic. Now flavorful tempering for amti is ready. 
  7. Pour the moong dal paste over this tempering and stir to combine to make amti. Bring the amti to boil on high flame. 
  8. Add chopped coriander leaves. Then simmer on medium flame for 2 minutes. Serve hot with steamed rice.
moong dal amti ready to serve

2 comments:

  1. Amti looks super comforting, i can have it happily with some rice.

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