Saturday, January 24, 2009

Dalichi amti -1

Dalichi amti


1 cup tur dal
1/2 cup grated coconut
8-10 curry leaves
a pinch of hing
1 tsp rai, jeera and methi
1 heaped tsp red chilly powder
1 heaped tsp goda masala
2-4 kokam
a small ball of jaggery
a pinch of turmeric
handful of finely chopped coriander
3 tsp ghee or oil
salt to taste


1. Wash and pressure cook dal with hing, a pinch turmeric and a few drops of ghee. Mash the dal and keep aside.
2. Heat ghee in a pan, add jeera, rai and methi. Add hing and curry leaves followed by red chilly powder. Add a glass of water immediately after adding red chilly powder.
3. Add grated coconut, goda masala, half of the coriander, kokam, jaggery and salt. Bring this to a boil.
4. Add the dal, mix well and let it simmer for a 5-7 minutes.
5. Garnish with the remaining coriander.
Serve with steamed rice and a dollop of ghee. Enjoy with papad and mango pickle.

Tip: Green chillies can be used instead of red chilly powder.