Tangy Amti is a simple everyday lentil dish that is hearty, comforting and very delicious.
I talked about this Tangy Amti in the Pumpkin roti post last week. Growing up I never liked combining sweet and savory My mother would add a bit of jaggery in tangy dishes and that would drive me crazy. So imagine my surprise when I saw my husband eating his spicy paratha with mango puree. But I think my palate has matured and I am more open to trying new combinations.
When I read that the pumpkin roti is usually served with a tangy amti, I just went ahead and made it. I am really glad I tried that combination — because they would really really well together. But this tangy amti is great even with steamed rice.This is a fairly simple dal with few ingredients but the most important ingredient is Goda Masala. You can use store bought masala but I made it fresh (recipe included) and it tasted amazing. The combination of spices with coriander seeds, sesame seeds, dry coconut and chilies is so aromatic, spicy and delicious. I stored the leftover masala (spice mix) in the fridge. Here’s a yummy rice recipe and misal pav recipe with goda masala that I posted a while back.
Like I said this is an every dal (amti) that is easy to make with not many ingredients. You could add a few veggies like onion and drumstick or make it plain. There’s a fair bit of jaggery in this tangy amti and wasn’t sure if I kids would like it. Both of them slurped it up. I am so happy to havefound a yummy dal recipe that is easy to make and that the whole family loves.
This goes for the February: Week 1, Cooking from Cookbook Challenge Group.