Solapuri Amti

Toor dal can be made in various ways with different masalas and tempering. This is a Maharashtrian speciality that is bursting with flavour and taste. The medley of ingredients raises this dal to an enhanced level. Serve it with steamed rice and enjoy.

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Solapuri Amti 7

Solapuri Amti

Main ingredients Split pigeon peas (toor dal), Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, Asafoetida, Garlic, Tomatoes, Kala masala, Kanda lasoon masala, Fresh coconut
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Dals and kadhis
Prep time 15-20 minutes
Cook time 10-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Savoury
Level of cooking Easy
Others Veg



  • 2 cups cooked split pigeon peas (toor dal)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 10-12 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon kala masala
  • 2 teaspoons kanda-lasoon masala
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves + for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons scraped fresh coconut
  • Steamed rice to serve


  1. Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and sauté for a few seconds. Add asafoetida and curry leaves and mix well.
  2. Add garlic and sauté till brown. Add tomatoes and mix well. Add salt, mix and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, kala masala and kanda-lasoon masala and mix well.
  4. Add cooked toor dal and mix well. Add 1 cup water, mix and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add coriander leaves and coconut and mix well. Switch the heat off.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.