Dal amti

Dal amti

Spiced curry made from yellow lentils

Ingredients

  • 1 cup toor dal
  • 1 small lemon sized tamarind, soaked in warm water, pulp extracted
  • 1 small lemon sized jaggery, grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pickle masala, mixed with 1 tsp oil and 2 tbsp of water
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick, inch long piece
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 8 broken red chillies
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds / methi
  • 1 pinch asafoetida / hing
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds / jeera
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons kala masala
  • 1 piece ginger, inch long grated

Instructions

  1. Pressure cook washed tur dal along with 3-4 cups of water till soft.
  2. Heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds, jeera, fenugreek seeds, hing, red chillies, green chillies, cinnamon, cloves, curry leaves and ginger. Saute for around a minute.
  3. Add chilli powder and turmeric powder. Saute for few seconds and pour pickle masala.
  4. Add a cup of water and mix kala masala, jaggery and tamarind pulp. Stir.
  5. Add boiled toor dal. Adjust taste with salt and consistency with water. Bring to boil.
  6. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve amti hot with rice or chapatti.

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