The word “Amati” refers to any curry dish that has an acidic ingredient and is tangy. The sourness in this dish is mainly due to tamarind.
The food of every state has its own beauty and its own flavor. Some such dishes are also famous in every state, which people like very much. The name of one such dish is ‘Amati’ which is very famous in Maharashtra.
The word “Amati” refers to any curry dish that has an acidic ingredient and is tangy. The sourness in this dish is mainly due to tamarind. Amati has a sweet and sour taste and is made with ingredients like jaggery and tur dal.
It is a famous Maharashtrian dish which is best served with rice. This dish also includes an ingredient known as Goda Masala. Goda masala is basically made from coriander seeds, red chilli powder, sesame seeds, salt, cumin etc. By following the tips given below, you can make Amati in only 5 steps at your home.
Take 1 cup of tur dal and wash it well. Mix the lentils in a pressure cooker with three quarters cup of water and half a teaspoon of turmeric powder. After one whistle, reduce the heat and let it cook until 2 more whistles come. Now turn off the heat.
After the dal is cooked, mash it with the help of a spoon. Add mashed lentils and half teaspoon jaggery in a pan with 2 tablespoons tamarind paste. Roast half a cup of white roasted white sesame seeds, half cup black sesame seeds, ¼ cup cumin seeds, 2 dry red chillies, 1 tsp asafoetida, half tablespoon cinnamon, 3 cloves and 1 black cardamom. Season with a little salt and turmeric powder.
In a second pan, fry 2 cups of coriander seeds and half a cup of dry coconut, in oil. To make Goda Masala, grind dry roasted ingredients, coriander seeds and dried coconut. Add this goda masala to the mashed lentils.
Cook the lentils on medium heat for about 7-8 minutes. To make the tempering, add 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, a pinch of asafoetida, some curry leaves and 2 slit green chilies.
Add this tempering to the lentils. Stir it well and garnish with some fresh coriander leaves. Then serve them with a little plain rice.
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