Katachi Amti

Ingredients

½ cup chana dal/split Bengal gram
4 cup water
For making paste
5 tbsp dry coconut
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp shahjeera
2-3 cloves
1 cinnamon
1 whole green cardamom
For tempering
Oil
1 tsp asafetida
2-3 crushed garlic
5-6 curry leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp Kala tikhat
(substitute-1 tbsp red chilli powder+1 tbsp garam masala)
chopped coriander leaves
salt

Preparation

1
Boil the dal. It will take time to get cooked or you can pressure cook it.
2
In the time being, grind the coconut, ginger garlic paste, garam masala, shahjeera, cloves cinnamon, green cardamom with water into a thick paste.
3
Now heat oil in a pan.
4
Add asafetida, garlic, curry leaves, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, chopped coriander and let it temper.
5
Now add the coconut paste, kala tikhat and salt. Let it cook till oil separates.
6
Finally add the boiled dal. Let it boil for 15 mins.
7
At the end sprinkle coriander leaves.
8
Serve it with Puran Poli. It tastes good with rice too.

 



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Katachi Amti is a spicy dal made from the leftover water from boiled chana dal used for making puran poli.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 2:21pm

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