Amti is a maharashtrian dal recepie which is very easy to make and is had along with rice , roti or bhakri.

I have made this with moong dal, you may even use tuvar dal.

Preparation time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins


To boil:

  • Moong dal: 1/2 cup
  • Galric: 3 to 4 crushed
  • Tomato: 1/2 finely chopped

For tempering:

  • Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp finely chopped
  • Curry leaves: few
  • Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
  • Salt: for taste
  • Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Vegetable oil: 2 tbsp


  • In a pressure cooker boil moong dal, 3 to 4 crushed garlic and 1/2 tomatoes finely chopped with 2 cups of water.
  • Once its completely cooked , mash it well with the back of laddle.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder and mix.
  • In a kadai heat oil.
  • Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let it crackle.
  • Add coriander leaves and curry leaves and just give it a toss.
  • Add chopped garlic and remaing 1/2 tomatoes chopped.
  • Saute till tomatoes become soft.
  • Add red chilli powder and mix.
  • Now add the mashed dal with enough water and boil for 3 to 4 mins.
  • Garnish with few coriander leaves.

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