Katachi Amti ( Curry)

Katachi Amti is a traditional Maharashtrian dish which is prepared from leftover water of chana dal (Split chickpeas) or using soaked and boiled chana dal. It’s a spicy dal with a watery consistency. It is usually prepared along with Puran Poli, Rice.

In Maharashtra traditional Katachi Amti has been prepared during festivals.

Katachi Amti

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Type: Gravy / Curry

Serve: 4-6 People


  • 2 cup Katt (Chickpeas boiled & churned)
  • 8-10 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 cup Roasted Dry Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Roasted Onion
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 4-5 Black Pepper
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Mace piece
  • 1/2 tsp Poppy seeds
  • 1/2  tsp Mustard seeds,
  • 1/2  tsp Cumin seeds,
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2  tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2  tsp Coriander Powder
  • 10-15 Curry Leaves
  • Coriander Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Water as required

Method of Preparation:

  • In blender, add roasted Coconut, roasted Onion, Garlic Cloves, Ginger, Green Chillies, Bay Leaf, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Cinnamon Stick, Cloves, Mace piece, Poppy seeds and Coriander leaves.
  • Blend it into smooth paste. ( masala)
  • Heat 1 tbsp Oil to add tempering to curry.
  • Now add ingredients to temper, Mustard seeds and Cumin seeds. Let it splutter.
  • Add curry leaves and Stir.
  • Add Smooth paste (prepared masala) and saute well for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and coriander powder. Again saute it for few minutes.
  • Add some water and cook well till oil oozes out, then add salt to taste.
  • Let’s add Katt (Chickpeas boiled & churned). Mix it well.
  • Pour water as required. Bring it to boil and cook on medium flame for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add coriander leaves and Serve hot with Puran Poli or Rice.
Katachi Amti

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