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Amti (Maharashtrian Dal)

Amti (Maharashtrian Dal) is a popular Indian Side Dish
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Serves 2


1/2 cup - Tur dal

Turmeric powder - A big pinch

Asafoetida - A pinch

2 tsp - Oil

1 tsp - Mustard Seeds

Curry leaves - A few

1 - Green chilli (chopped finely)

2 - Red Chillies (halved)

2 tsp - Tamarind paste

1 tbsp - Coriander leaves (chopped finely)

1 tbsp - Fresh grated Coconut

1/2 tsp - Jaggery/sugar



  1. Cook dal with turmeric and asafoetida.
  2. Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds.
  3. Add red and green chillies and curry leaves
  4. Add cooked dal, tamarind paste and two cups of water and bring to a rolling boil
  5. Add salt and let boil for another couple of minutes
  6. Take off heat, garnish with coriander leaves and coconut and serve
  7. Recipe courtesy: Nandini Sivakumar
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