Amti or Maharashtrian dal is a simple lip smacking dish that can be had everyday , simple but great flavors.I particularly love the simple Konkani Brahmin style which uses no onions or garlic.
Normally Amti uses some spices most important being Goda masala , a key spice in many Maharashtrian dishes. That version of Amti is also delicious in its own way but I repeatedly make this Brahmin style at home.
This version is very simple and uses fewer ingredients , spiced only with green chillies.
2 cups cooked mashed toor dal ( pigeon peas)
1 medium size tomato finely chopped.
2 tbsp freshly grated coconut
3-4 Kokum petals
3 green chillies finely slit
salt as needed
Some chopped coriander leaves.
Some curry leaves.
Pinch of asafoetida powder.
1/2 tsp mustard seeds for tempering.
1 tbsp powdered jaggery
Pinch of turmeric powder
1 tbsp oil
In a pan add some oil, let it heat up.
Add mustard seeds, let it crackle, add the green chillies, some curry leaves.
Add the chopped tomato pieces, grated fresh coconut.
Add the kokum pieces,
Add the asafoetida powder, salt, little water just enough to cook the tomatoes.
Now add the cooked mashed dal, and little more water to dilute a bit.
Let the dal mixture boil on a low flame till it gets infused with the spice from the green chillies.
Add the powdered jaggery and stir a bit.
Remove from flame and add the coriander leaves for garnishing.
A most delicious fragrant dal is ready to be relished with rice.