Chana dal amti

its a maharashtrian recipe nice with puranpoli

Recipe by priya suhas kataria of mumbai, IN

its really lipsmackin recipr ill luv to eat along with steamed rice or puranpoli.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 cups chana dal
    • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
    • 1 tsp jeera
    • half cup dry coconut
    • 4-5 red chillies
    • 7-8 curry leaves
    • half tsp khus- khus
    • 1 bay leaf
    • half tsp fennel seeds
    • 1 tsp turmeric pwd
    • 1 big onion
    • 7-8 black pepper
    • 4-5 cloves
    • imli (optional),
    • fresh coriander leaves,
    • salt to taste.


    1. Soak chana dal for 1-2 hrs. and pressure cook it.
    2. Soak imli. keep it a side
    3. Heat a pan add little oil to chopped onion make it golden brown. keep it a side in a plate, add little oil again and add coriander seeds roast till little brown, same for dry coconut , red chilies do same and then put curry leaves, pepper, cloves, fennel seeds, bay leaf, jeera together in pan fry for few secs and let them together in a grinder with turmeric pwd, salt and fresh coriander make a paste.
    4. Heat a vessel add oil and add curry leaves after that and the ground paste to the hot oil stir fry the paste for a min.
    5. Add cooked chana dal and imli water, simmer it for 4-5 mins.(we can also  add fried or roasted dry coconut cuts from the top in the amti) to feel crisp just for fun.


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