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Katachi Amti

Nilanjana Bhattacharjee Mitra
0 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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Katachi amti is a tangy and spicy flavored thin dal from Maharashtra. It is mainly served with puranpoli but it goes well with steam rice. Katachi amti is made from strained water of cooked chana dal..

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • Maharashtra
  • Boiling
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. Strained water of boiled chana dal -1 big bowl
  2. Boiled smash chana dal -1- 2 tablespoon
  3. Green chili -1-2
  4. Musterd seeds -1teaspoon
  5. cumin seeds -1teaspoon
  6. turmeric powder -1 teaspoon
  7. Chili powder -1-2 teaspoon
  8. curry leaves - 1 sprig
  9. tamarind -1 tsp
  10. Sugar /jaggery - 1 tsp
  11. coriander leaves - one handfull
  12. Goda masala - 1-2 teaspoon


  1. Soak chana dal in water for 2-3 hrs. Pressure chana dal with 3-4 whistle.
  2. Strain water of boiled chana dal. Keep strained water in a bowl.
  3. Heat kadhai with 1 tablespoon of oil, add musterd seeds, cumin seeds, starts crackling, add curry leaves.
  4. Then add turmeric, chili powder and goda masala. Stir for a minute..
  5. Then add strained water of boiled chana dal, add smash chana dal, sugar or jaggery, slit green chili, give a nice stir..
  6. When it starts boiling add tamarind. Keep boiling for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Check seasoning , sprinkle some coriander leaves, katachi amti is ready to serve. Serve it with puranpoli or steam rice..

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Faryal Mehdi
Faryal Mehdi   Apr-30-2019

Wats goda masala

rajkumari manohar
rajkumari manohar   May-17-2018

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