Maharashtrian: Aamti

Try out this lip smacking recipe.


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.
Mix 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.