A popular Maharashtrian dal with a sweet and sour flavour.

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Main Ingredients Split pigeon peas, Tamarind pulp
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Dals and Kadhis
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Amti

  • 1 cup Split pigeon peas soaked
  • Tamarind pulp
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Tamarind pulp
  • 1 tablespoon Jaggery (gur) grated
  • 1 teaspoon Goda masala


  1. Pressure cook toovar dal with two cups of water and turmeric powder till three whistles are given out.
  2. Heat olive oil in a kadai (wok) .Add curry leaves, mustard seeds and red chilli powder. Lower heat and once the seeds splutter add the cooked toovar dal. Stir briskly to mix well.
  3. As the dal begins to boil add salt, tamarind pulp and jaggery. Stir in one cup of hot water and let the dal boil for six to eight minutes. Add goda masala and adjust consistency as per personal choice. Continue to simmer the dal for three to four minutes.
  4. Serve hot with chapati (type of Indian bread) or rice.

Nutrition Info

Calories 932
Carbohydrates 145.8
Protein 46.4
Fat 18
Other Fiber Fiber- 18.7gm