Methi Aamti (Maharashtian Specialty Daal with Fenugreek Leaves)

Delicious Methi Aamti

Methi Aamti (Maharashtian Specialty Daal with Fenugreek Leaves)

This is Maharashtrian Aamti (Daal) with Methi (Fenugreek) Leaves. It is very yummy. This is a quick and easy recipe that makes a tasty variation of Aamti.

Ingredients

Tuvar Daal (Toor / Arhar Daal/ Split Pigeon Peas) ½ cup

Methi (Fenugreek) Leaves finely chopped 1 cup

Dried Red Chillies 5-6

Kokum 4-5

Goda Masala ½ teaspoon

Jaggery 1-2 teaspoon (adjust as per taste)

Fresh scraped coconut 1 tablespoon

Garlic cloves 7-8 chopped

Oil 1 teaspoon

Mustard Seeds ¼ teaspoon

Cumin Seeds ¼ teaspoon

Turmeric Powder ½ teaspoon

Asafoetida a pinch

Salt to taste

Instructions

1. Wash Tuvar Daal. Add 2 cups water, pinch of turmeric powder and 2 drops oil. Pressure cook this Daal.
2. In a pan, heat oil.

3. Add mustard seeds; wait till splutters. Add cumin seeds, wait till sputters. Add chopped garlic. Sauté till it turns brown.

4. Add turmeric powder, asafoetida, slit red chillies and sauté for a minute .

5. Add chopped methi leaves. sauté for a minute. Cook covered for 3-4 minutes on low flame.

6. Add cooked Daal, Jaggery, Goda Masala, salt, Fresh scraped Coconut, Kokum. Mix and cook on low flame. Add water to adjust consistency. Consistency should be like soup. Bring to boil.

7. Serve hot Methi Aamti with Roti, Paratha or Rice. This Methi Aamti with Rice and some clarified butter (home made Ghee) is a heavenly meal.

Delicious Methi Aamti
Delicious Methi Aamti

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