Sunday, July 13, 2008

Amti (Daal - Maharashtrian style)



I have mentioned before how Amti was one of my favourites while growing up in Mumbai. This midly flavoured lentil dish is so simple but at the same time so satisfying! And ever since I got my hands on some Goda masala, it's been wonderful to be able to make this at home and have a delightful variations to all the dals and parrupu kootus we make at home.

This time I made Chincha-goola-chi Amti (Daal with tamarind and jaggery) borrowing the Cooker's recipe.

Have you visited the Cooker's delightful blog? - simple and satisfying is what it is, just like the amti I made. I guarantee you that any recipe you would pick up would not have more than 5-8 ingredients at the most, and definitely not more than 10! I tried her cupcakes for my daughter's birthday and they were perfect in everyway.



So what better place to choose from than her blog for this month's edition of MBP (Monthly Blog Patrol) where the theme is Less is More. MBP was started by Coffee of Spice Cafe and July's MBP is being hosted by Nupur of One Hot Stove. Nupur has specified that the theme means that the recipes chosen must have only five ingredients or less.


Check here for this recipe from the Cooker which has just the minimum number of ingredients with maximum taste!. The tamarind and jaggery give a distinctive taste to this dish while goda masala leaves you wondering what the smoky flavour is....

11 comments:

TheCooker said...

Aww, you are so generous! I'm positively overwhelmed.
So glad you liked the amti and those cupcakes.

Kalai said...

Great entry!! :)

Cynthia said...

I'll definitely check out the dal recipe as I recently received some Goda masala.

evolvingtastes said...

Miri, it is interesting to hear from you about the maharashtrian things you like! Amti is truly comfort food.

Sireesha said...

lovely Amti miri :))First time at ur blog u have nice and lovely blog.....

Miri said...

Thanks kalai, Cynthia, ET and Sireesha!

Vaishali said...

Love the amti, Miri. The cupcakes are also delectable-looking.

Meera said...

Amti looks so perfect. Wonderful entry.

Nupur said...

Hi Miri, I don't know if you mailed me this entry but since I spotted it here, I'll add it to the MBP round-up. Delicious!

TBC said...

I've lived in Mumbai my entire life but have never had an amti, I think. I love recipes that don't have an ingredient list that is a mile long!

Miri said...

Trust me to do something like that! sorry Nupur, will send you a mail...

Miri