Recipe for Puneri Amti

This is a Recipe for Puneri Amti or Dal. This curry recipe is a Maharashtrian specialty dish, originating from the city of Pune; hence the name.

1 Cup Tur Dal (Red Gram)
1 Tea spoon Chili powder
½ Cup Tamarind Juice (soak in water for ½ hour and squeeze out pulp)
¼ Tea spoon Cumin seeds
A pinch of Asafetida
½ Tea spoon Turmeric powder
1 ½ Tea spoon Goda Masala
1/3 Cup Jaggery
10 Curry leaves
2 Table spoon scraped dry Coconut
¼ Tea spoon Mustard seeds
½ Cup Coriander (chopped)
Salt to taste

Soak cleaned Dal in Water for one hour. Boil it till soft. Add Chili powder, Turmeric, Goda Masala, Tamarind Juice, Jaggery, Coconut, Salt and Coriander leaves. Mix it well. Heat Oil, add Cumin seeds, Mustard, Asafetida, and Curry leaves. When they pop, pour over Dal. Boil thoroughly before serving with Rice.

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