Kale Vatanechi Amti

A coconut flavoured black pea amti This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Main Ingredients Black peas, Cocnut
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Dals and Kadhis
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 51-60 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Kale Vatanechi Amti

  • 1 1/2 cups Black peas
  • 2-3 Cocnut
  • 4-5 cloves Garlic
  • a few sprigs Fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1/4 cup Coconut grated (dry)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut scraped
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 2-4 Kokum petals
  • 2 teaspoons Jaggery (gur) grated (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder


  1. Soak black peas overnight. Drain and tie up in a muslin cloth so that they sprout. Peel and slice one onion. Peel and finely chop the remaining onions. Peel and wash garlic. Clean, wash and chop coriander leaves. Heat one-tablespoon oil and sauté sliced onions till pink. Add grated dry coconut and sauté till pink. Add garlic cloves and sauté. Cool and grind to a fine paste. Grind three-fourth of fresh scraped coconut separately. Heat the remaining oil in a pan.
  2. Add asafoetida and finely chopped onions and sauté on high heat till onion are golden. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and sprouted peas and stir to mix well. Add three cups of hot water, add salt and bring it to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat till the peas are done. Add kokum, coconut-onion paste, fresh coconut paste. Mix well and let it simmer for two to three minutes.
  3. Add a little jaggery (optional). Then add garam masala powder and mix well. Add chopped coriander leaves. Garnish with the remaining scraped coconut and serve hot with vades.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1418
Carbohydrates 146.2
Protein 39.5
Fat 74.9