Monday, February 6, 2012

SIMPLE PLEASURES -Shevagyachya shenganchi amti (Daal with drumsticks)


  • Toor dal - 1/2 cup
  • Drumsticks/ shevghyachya shenga - 3- 4 cut into 4 inch pieces
  • Curry Leaves - 3-4 
  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • Cumin Seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Turmeric powder
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Grated Coconut
  • Amsul/ kokam - 2-3 
  • Jaggery / gul
  • Goda masala
  • Salt to taste

  • Cook the toor dal in pressure cooker with some water.
  • Cook the drumsticks in some salted water for less time than dal, as dal needs more time to cook than the drumsticks.
  • Heat a pan with some oil in it. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, turmeric, and coconut.
  • Add cilantro, and mix everything well.
  • Add the cooked dal and also some water to adjust the consistency.
  • When the daal starts boiling, add the drumsticks, amsul and salt to taste.
  • Boil only for few more minutes, as the dal and the drumsticks are already cooked.
  • Add the jaggery and let it boil for couple more minutes and daal/ amti will be ready.