Maharashtrian Ambat Goda Dal Recipe
A simple dal recipe that is made with toor dal which has slight touch of sweetness and tanginess to balance out the flavour.
Maharashtrian Ambat Goda Dal Recipe is a simple dal made from toor dal which is lightly sweet because of Jaggery and has a light flavor of tanginess by the addition of tamarind water. It is also called as “Ambat Varan” in most of the Brahmin communities in Mumbai. The unique flavor is from the use of fenugreek seeds. Every Maharashtrian dish has a touch of Goda masala that makes the dish unique to that cuisine.
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- 3/4 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
- 1/2 cup Tamarind Water
- 1 tablespoon Jaggery
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 3/4 tablespoon Maharashtrian Goda Masala
- 1 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped To Temper
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
- 2 sprig Curry leaves
- 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
- 2 Green Chilli , chopped
How to make Maharashtrian Ambat Goda Dal Recipe
To begin making the Ambat Goda Dal we will soak the dal in water for about 30 minutes. After soaking cook the dal with the water, salt and turmeric powder and pressure cook for about 4 whistle till it is well cooked.
Once done, keep it aside to release the pressure by itself. Meanwhile you can heat a kadai with oil and keep it ready.
Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds and allow them to splutter for few seconds. Once done add the curry leaves and allow it to crackle.
Add a pinch oh hing and chopped green chilli and saute till it softens for about 10 seconds.
Add the cooked dal and tamarind water together and allow it to cook in simmer. At this point you can add the goda masala and salt.
Cook for another 10 more minutes till you get the desired consistency. Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve.