Aamti (Maharastrian Daal)


This amti recipe is slightly spiced and has both mild sour and sweet tones. The mild sour tones comes from tamarind or kokum and the light sweetness coming from jaggery.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients of Aamti 

  • ½ cup Arhar dal 
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 ½ cups Water


  • 1 tbs oil
  • 1 tbs Mustard seeds
  • 4 Curry leaves
  • 2 Green chilies, chopped 

For amti recipe:

  • 2 teaspoon Tamarind paste or seedless 1 teaspoons of tamarind soaked in hot water
  • 1 tablespoon Jaggery 
  • 1 teaspoon Goda masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup Water

How to Cook Aamti 

  1. Wash and Soak the dal in enough water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Add dal to pressure cooker with turmeric powder and water.
  3. Cook it for 4 whistles.
  4. Mash the dal with add another cup of water if required. mix them well.
  5. Let the dal simmer.


  1. Heat the oil in small pan.
  2. Add mustard seeds and let them pop.
  3. Add green chilies and curry leaves.
  4. Add the tadka to the mashed dal.
  5. Add jaggery, tamarind paste, goda masala and salt.
  6. Mix well and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Daal is ready to serve.



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