Shevgyachya Shenganchi Amti

Shevgyachya Shenganchi Amti

Amti is lentil curry made in Maharashtra. This recipe involves use of drumstick in making spicy lentil curry.


  • 1 cup Toor dal / split pigeon peas
  • 1 pinch Hing / asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon Jeera / cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon rai / mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • Salt, as per taste
  • Jaggery, as per taste
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut, freshly grated
  • 2 Kokum, dried pieces
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 Drum sticks, peeled and cut in 2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon halad / turmeric powder


  1. Pressure cook dal along with tomato. Blend and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add hing and turmeric powder.
  3. Add onion and fry till light brown.
  4. Add kokum, green chilles and half of coconut.
  5. Add drumstick and a cup of water. Cook covered for 5 minutes till drumsticks are cooked.
  6. Add dal and mix well. Adjust consistency with water. Bring to boil.
  7. Adjust taste with salt and jaggery.
  8. Serve Shevgyachya Shenganchi Amti along with hot steamed rice.

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