Monday, June 11, 2007

Katachi Aamti

In continuation to my previous post for Puran Poli, here’s katachi aamti for RCI Maharashtrian Cuisine. Katachi Aamti is one the favourite spicy curries in Maharashtra. It is usually prepared with puran poli using the water in which chana daal is boiled. I love this aamti so much that I prepare it very often without puran poli and eat it with rice. Don’t worry about the cooked daal.. I make chana daal kheer :D This aamti is also known as rasshi in North Maharashtra and yelavni in the solapur region! Whenevr my mom makes puran poli, she takes some of the puran poli dough and puts small pieces of it in this aamti. These dumplings, known as dubukwade, taste awesome! :) At mom’s place, I see to it that all dubukwade fall in my bowl :D Mahrashtrina goda masala gives a nice flavour to this dish. Unfortunately I didn’t have any :( But still nothing much to miss.. mom’s recipe with all the remaining ingredients make my aamti “ek number”(number 1/superb)!! ;)

Katachi Aamti

What you need:

1 and ½ cups Katache Pani
1 piece Cinnamon
2 bay leaves
8-10 curry leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
A pinch of asafoetida
2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
2 tsp Garam Masala
½ tsp Tamarind concentrate
3 tsp Jaggery
2 tsp Cumin Seeds, roasted
3-4 tbsp Dry coconut, grated and roasted
Salt to taste
1 tsp Corriander, chopped

How to proceed:

1) Grind roasted cumin seeds and coconut to a thin paste
2) In a cooking vessel, add katache pani, tamarind, jaggery, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt to it. If you have Mahrashtrian goda masala, add 1-2 tsp of it
3) Bring this to boil and then add coconut paste
4) Boil for more time, add water if its too thick
5) In a separate pan, heat oil and add cinnamon, bay leaves and curry leaves to it. Then add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and a pinch of asafoetida.
6) When mustard seeds start spluttering, transfer the tadka to the aamti
7) Mix well and boil for another 5 mins.
8) Garnish with corriander and serve hot with puran poli.


Sharmi said...

hey Aarti,
you have so many beautiful recipes for RCI. all are so well explained and easy to make. will try out some recipes for RCI from yours.:)

Asha said...

I love Aamti and I am making one too, but little different ingredients.Looks delicious.I think Nupur got 30 recipes just from you, eh?!;D

Richa said...

puran poli ani katachi amti pahun tondala pani sutlay :) tula hava asel tar goda masala pathvu ka? you are so right, katachi amti banwayla puranpoli sathi wait kashala karaiche heh!heh!
mala puran poli pharach avadtey (tashi saglanlach avadtey), pan ti latayla phar kantala yeto, mahnoon me puran banavte ani ek maitrin ahey ji patapat lattey, tya muley doghi khush heh!heh!
tennis pahilas, maja ali asel na, ata wimbledon chi vaat pahat ahey :)
enjoy sweetie

Suganya said...

Lots of maharashtrian dishes.... Love them all...

Arts said...

Thanks Sharmi,
I am too lazy to try the difficult ones ;) Btw, maharashtrian food is very easy to prepare..

Thx Asha,
the count wont go so high.. am wrapping up now :)

Thx Richa,
Thx for the offer... pan dont need it so badly.. baaki kaam chalau masale miltat ikde ;D
Lucky u have that friend there.. no maharashtrians here :(

Thanks for stopping by, Sukanya!