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Kokam Dal / Amti

KOKAM DAL / AMTI

My son is a total fan of Varan Bhaat / Dal Chawal. He can have it anytime of the day,and I mean ANYTIME, even for breakfast. That’s why I always keep a little plain cooked toor dal in my fridge. And whenever we are running out of options for his meal, White rice and Kokam dal can be ready in 2 minutes.

Kokam dal is one of the easiest dal to make. No cutting chopping involved, you just need all the ingredients in your kitchen , that’s it. This is one of the best recipes if you are having a time crunch. It is a traditional maharashtrian preparation, loved by all age goups. A complete balance of flavours – sweet jaggery, sour kokam , hot chilli , salt and the aromas of curry leaves and Goda masala ( Marathi style garam masala)

Hot steaming white rice, kokam dal and ghee makes a complete meal and is the ultimate comfort food for me and my family. Its one of the best options , if you want to eat something light and tasty!

FOOD FACTS

KOKAM : The outer covering of kokam fruit is dried to get amsul or kokam. It is used as a staple souring agent in Goa and Maharashtra. Kokam yields a peculiar flavor and a blackish red colour. It is a preffered substitute for tamarind in Goa and Maharashtra.

KOKAM DAL

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Kokam Dal / Amti
Course main course
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Course main course
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cook toor dal with a cup of water in a heavy bottom pan or pressure cooker. Take the cooked dal and mash it a little with a spoon .
  2. Heat oil in a kadhai . Add mustered seeds. After the seedssputter, add turmeric and red chilli powder Immediately put the cooked toor dal ( else the red chilli powder may burn) .
  3. Add a cup of water and all other ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5min , and the Kokam Dal is ready.Plating : Take hot steaming white rice , add the hot dal on it and a spoon of ghee. Enjoy hot.
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2 Comment

  1. Looks yummy dear. Will definitely try it. But I don’t think that we can get kokam in Delhi……..so what other substitute we can use.

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