Dali Ambat

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

104 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • For the dal:
  • 1/2 cup (100 ml) - tur dal/red gram dal
  • 1.5 cups - water (300 ml)
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - oil
  • For coconut paste:
  • 5 tbsp - grated coconut (or 60 g)
  • 1/2 tsp - red chillies or red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds (jeera) or 1/4 tsp - fenugreek powder (methi powder)
  • 2 tbsp - water

How to Make Dali Ambat

  • Clean and soak tur dal in 1.5 cups of water for 15 minutes.
  • Pressure cook dal with turmeric powder and oil till done and soft (reduce the high heat to medium after 3rd whistle and pressure cook on a medium heat for 8 - 10 minutes).
  • Do not open the pressure cooker lid immediately . Allow the pressure cooker to cool naturally. Open the lid and gently mash the cooked dal.
  • Other ingredients:
  • In a bowl, mix boiled dal, salt to taste, coconut paste and extra 1/4 cup water.
  • Consistency of ambat should be of pouring consistency. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium to low heat for 7 - 8 minutes until the dal comes to a boil / slightly thickens. Switch off the heat.
  • For seasoning:
  • Heat oil in a small pan on a medium heat. Fry chopped onions until golden colour. Pour fried onions over ambat and serve with rice.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World