Aamti Recipe

Aamti Recipe

Cuisine: Maharashtrian

Aamti Recipe: Aamti is a lentil-based curry from Maharashtra, often made with toor dal (pigeon peas), flavored with spices, and usually slightly tangy due to the addition of tamarind or kokum.


  • 2 cup split Moong Beans (Moong Dal)

  • 21/2 cup Water

  • 1 chopped Tomato (Tamatar)

  • 3-4 sliced Green chilli (Hari mrich)

  • Few Curry Leaves (Kari Patta)

  • To taste Salt (Namak)

  • 1 tsp Black Mustard seeds (Rai/Sarson)

  • A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)

  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)

  • 1 tsp Cumin Seed (Jeera)

  • 21/2 cup Water

  • 3 tblsp Vegetable oil (Vanaspati)

  • Chopped Coriander Leaves (Dhania Patta)


  • Bring the daal to boil in the water and simmer until soft and mushy.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, as soon as they pop,
  • Add the asafoetida, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, chilies and curry leaves.
  • Saute for a minute and add the cooked dal.
  • Bring to boil and add the tomatoes, salt and coriander leaves.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Keep it covered.
  • Serve hot.

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