How to make Batatyachi Amti - Potatoes cooked with toovar dal and goda masala.

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Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) (तुवर दाल/अरहर दाल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Batatyachi Amti

Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Dal Makhni, Bean Sprout Kadhi, Katachi Aamti, Dal Kali Mirch.

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Batatyachi Amti

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Batatyachi Amti Recipe

  • Potatoes peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes 4-5 medium

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) drained and cooked in ½ cup water 1/2 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Goda masala 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1/4 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add mustard seeds. Once they start to splutter, add cumin seeds and asafoetida and sauté for half a minute.

Step 2

Add onions and sauté till lightly browned. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, goda masala, salt, jaggery, coconut and coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 3

Add split pigeon peas, potatoes and four cups water and mix well. Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and cook till the potatoes are completely done.

Step 4

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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