Maharashtrian Tuvar Dal Amti
Amti - Maharashtrian Style Tuvar Dal with Kokum and Coconut
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Amti is a Mharashtrian style tuvar dal flavoured with coconut, Goda Masala, and Kokum.
Course: Mains
Cuisine: Indian, Maharashtrian
Servings: 4 Cups
Author: Aruna
  • 2/3 Cup Tuvar Dal
  • 3 Kokum
  • 2 tbsp Grated Coconut
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 tsp Goda Masala
  • 2 tbsp Grated Jaggery
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Rai or Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Jeera or Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Large Pinch Hing or Asfoetida
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • A Few Curry Leaves
  • Salt to Taste
Method to Cook the Tuvar Dal
  1. Wash the tuvar dal well till the water runs clear.
  2. Soak the tuvar dal in 2 cups water for about 10 minutes. It helps the tuvar dal cooks quickly and well.
  3. Pressure cook the dal for 4 to 5 whistles.
  4. Mash the dal completely. When mashed with a ladle, the dal should get completely mashed.
  5. Set aside.
Other Preparations
  1. Chop the tomato to fine pieces.
Method to Make Tuvar Dal Amti
  1. In a pan, heat the ghee.
  2. Add the mustard seeds and wait till they splutter.
  3. Add the cumin seeds and fry till the change colour.
  4. Add the curry leaves and saute for a few seconds.
  5. Add the tomato pieces.
  6. Stir-fry till the pieces are well-stewed and mashed.
  7. Add the hing, turmeric, Goda masala and red chilli powder.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Add the mashed dal and a little water (if required).
  10. Mix well.
  11. Add the kokum.
  12. Let the Tuvar Dal Amti simmer a bit till it changes colour because of the kokum. The Amti will become darker in colour.
  13. Turn off the heat.
  14. Add the grated jaggery, coconut and salt.
  15. Mix well.
  16. Serve with rice and ghee, or then chapati.