Maharashtrian Katachi Aamti

Read this recipe in Marathi
Servings :
4 persons
Pressure Cook 1/2 cup of chana dal with 5 cups of water till tender. Drain cooked dal and take remaining water (kat) for making amti. Use cooked chana dal for making puranpoli

3 cups water of cooked chana dal
2 tbspn dry coconut+ 1/4 tspn cumin+ 2 peppercorns+ 1 clove+ 1/2" cinnamon stick) roast everything together and grind to make powder.
2 1/2 tspn tamarind pulp
3 tbspn jaggery
1 1/2 tspn red chilly powder
1 1/2 tspn goda masala
1/4 tspn turmeric powder
For tempering-
1/2 tspn mustard seeds, 1/4 tspn asafoetida, 7-8 curry leaves

1. Add Ground masala in the chana dal water.
2. Add tamarind pulp,jaggery,red chilly powder,goda masala,turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
3. Boil aamti for 5 minutes.Heat oil in a small saucepan. Add mustard seeds. Let it crackle. Add curry leaves and asafoetida. Give tadka to the aamti.
4. Serve this amti with puranpoli.


  1. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe....I have been looking for this 'aamti' ever since I ate it at my neighbours during Holi, 2 years ago...Delicious....

  2. Heard and read various recipe's of katachi amti.
    Liked this one and could relate to the taste. thank you.


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