Amti with Drumstick

BM #63 Day 1 -

Welcome to this special edition of Blogging Marathon. Every year, April and September are special months for us, BMers. These two months are designated for month long mega marathons. 

Today being the first of April, we are all excited to see what each of us has chosen to do from the options - 
1) Recipes from any region in India or from any country for 26 days in alphabetical order 
2) Recipes from 4 regions/countries each for a week in alphabetical order.

I have chosen to showcase some authentic Maharashtrian recipes. I have had a great help in my friend, Shalaka. She has diligently worked with me by graciously sharing some of her heir loom recipes. For some of the difficult letters of the alphabet she has been very innovative and has pointed me to some interesting websites.

I have tried to stick to healthy recipes for most of the time, but I confess, I had to get off the wagon for a few tricky ones. I have attempted to explore the Maharashtrian cuisine and trust me there are a few tucked into my magical draft folder :).

Check out today's post which is a humble and a comfort food.

Recipe Source Shalaka
Ingredients - 

Toor Dal 3/4 cup
Drumstick chopped into 2 inch pieces (I used the frozen ones) handful
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Goda Masala 3/4 tsp (store bought or home made)
Salt and Chili Powder as needed
Jaggery, powdered 1 tsp (Optional)
Kokum 3-4 (I used the wet version)
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp, Asafotida 1 pinch, Curry leaves few)
Coriander leaves for garnish
Fresh grated coconut for garnish (I forgot to garnish)

Amti with Drumstick

Method Of Preparation -

Wash toor dal and pressure cook it with drumstick and turmeric along with adequate water. 

After the pressure is released from the pressure cooker, remove the cooked dal and mash it, taking care not to mash the drumstick.

In a sauce pan, heat oil and add the mustard and cumin seeds. After they crackle, add asafotida and curry leaves.

Transfer the cooked dal mixture into the seasoning.

Sprinkle salt, chili powder, kokum, jaggery, Goda Masala and let the Amti simmer for a few minutes on low heat.

Remove from heat and serve with rice.

Amti with Drumstick

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 63

An InLinkz Link-up

Preparation Time 30 min
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Friday, April 1, 2016


  1. Wonderful choice for A. Love the flavor of goda masala. Looking forward to the rest of the recipes :)

  2. Kalyani Says:
  3. That's such a comforting bowl there, Harini ! Shall be watching your series closely to find some healthy gems like these ! Great start 😊😊

  4. Pavani Says:
  5. Lovely theme Harini and lucky for you to get a friend to share authentic Maharashtrian recipes. Looking forward to all your yummy creations this month.
    Amti with drumsticks looks so inviting and delicious.

  6. Suma Gandlur Says:
  7. Home style meals like these are the ultimate comfort food. Looking forward to your Maharashtrian recipes and hoping to learn some. :)

  8. Very nice theme Harini. Love the idea of posting authentic Maharastrian recipes. Amti looks very comforting.Looking forward to seeing more such recipes.

  9. Wow Amti Looks wonderful! Great start for Day 1. I tasted this in one in my friends house. It was delicious..Bookmarking it.

  10. Excellent theme...truly will enjoy all your recipes. The dal looks inviting and so sweet of your friend to help you.We are blessed to have such friends.

  11. Sounds like north Indian version of sambar. Looks yum. Looking forward to all your Maharashtrian delights..

  12. Such a simple and comforting food. Looking forward to your Maharashtrian dishes all this month.

  13. Unknown Says:
  14. The recipe seems very simple. Looking forward to all your Maharashtrian dishes...

  15. Unknown Says:
  16. Good choice Harini one more Maharashtrian theme but Valli is doing only sweets.. amti looks so delicious and perfect side dish with rice beautiful pictures....

  17. Srivalli Says:
  18. Wonderful choice and pinch back..:)) nice that you are going to explore the whole cuisine..thanks to your friend too...can't wait to catch up all the recipes, I am sure its going to be a great experience for us as well..

  19. Love the comforting food Harini, I'm a big fan of drumsticks so any dish with them instantly goes to my do to list. Looking forward to all your delicious Maharashtrian dishes

  20. Padmajha Says:
  21. Good choice for the theme HArini. Kokum is an ingredient I like to use and the goda masala is something I am having waiting for a recipe to be used in.So booking this delicious dal :)

  22. Priya Suresh Says:
  23. Wow Maharashtrian cuisine, love your theme Harini. Amti looks absolutely delicious, fingerlicking dish definitely. Can smell the flavor from here.

  24. Smruti Ashar Says:
  25. Awesome recipe Harini. Looking forward to many more Maharashtrian recipes from your space :)

  26. Srividhya Says:
  27. Love goda masala. Amazing recipe to start with. Great.

  28. Wonderful theme,looking forward to your Maharashtrian dishes..Simple yet comforting amti.

  29. I'[ve never tried drumstick although i have a bag of frozen I purchased quite a while back but yet to try - maybe I should try with this recipe

  30. Wonderful choice hating, we get to taste dome authentic maharastrian dishes from you. I have tasted katache amti, with drumsticks it looks even more tasty.

  31. veena Says:
  32. Lovely theme. I get to learn this cuisine too. Looking forward to all the other recipes

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Search Tamalapaku

Follow me

Follow Me on Pinterest

Tamalapaku on Facebook

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

On Our Menu



Member Of

All recipes are on Petitchef
Top Food Blogs
Blog Directory