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Amti/ Tur Dal Amti/ Toor Dal Amti

Amti/ Tur Dal Amti/ Toor Dal Amti is an example of delicious Maharashtrian cuisine, subtle yet spicy sweet sour yet mild.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Healthy Foods, Kid-Friendly, Protein Rich Diet, Side Dish, Simple and Healthy Diet, Stew
Cuisine: Indian, Maharashatrian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: ArchanaPotdar


  • 1 cup toor dal/ split pigeon pea /arhar dal
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seed
  • 1/4 tsp Jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp haldi/turmeric powder
  • 2 Green chillies slit
  • Hing/Asafoetida a pinch
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 tsp Jaggery
  • 2 tsp tamarind pulp
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp goda masala
  • 1 tomato small chopped
  • leaves Dhania/ coriander chopped
  • Coconut scrapped optional


  • Wash and rinse the dal. Add 2 cups of water and pressure-cook for 3-4 whistles.
  • Let the pressure drop naturally.
  • Once the pressure drops remove the lid and mash the dal with a ladle or a whisk.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan.
  • Splutter the mustard seeds, lower the flame and add the cumin seeds.
  • Once the cumin changes colour add green chillies and asafoetida.
  • Add the cooked dal and 1-cup water and mix well and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat; add salt, jaggery, tamarind pulp, red chilli powder and goda masala.
  • Adjust the seasonings and simmer for about 8-10 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and coconut and serve hot with rice.


P.S. I have not used coconut and my dal here will get a full 10 minutes boil before it reaches the table.