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green peas ambti is a classic Maharashtrian preparation of coarsely crushed peas and tomatoes.Learn how to make matar dal amti.
You will realize that there is no basic tempering in this Maharashtrian green peas ambti, yet its flavours and aroma work as magic. All of this is absolutely no-fuss, quick veg sabzi recipe that must be part of your essential, everyday cookbook. Serve hot with Whole Wheat Bhakri or Parathas. You can serve it with Steamed Rice too.
To make green peas ambti, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions, coconut, coriander seeds, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cloves, peppercorns and dry red chillies, garlic and sauté on a medium flame for at least 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool slightly. Once slightly cooled, blend it in a mixer to a smooth paste using a little water. Keep aside. Blend the tomatoes in mixer to a smooth pulp and keep aside. Heat the remaining 1 tbsp of oil in a deep kadhai, add the prepared paste and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Add the green peas, tomato pulp, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Amti is a preparation which is usually made with dried pulse like dried peas. Here we have given a twist to it by making it with fresh green peas. In matar amti the use of coarsely crushed green peas give a nice mouthfeel.
The authentic Maharashtrian masala of onion, coconut and host of other spices has been maintained in matar dal amti to enjoy traditional flavours. It uses a rich and spicy masala paste which will leave a taste on your taste buds that you will remember for days to come.
Tips for green peas amti. 1. Do not crush the green peas too much. Add it to the mixer, grind it for about a few seconds and you will get coarse green peas. 2. Ensure to use fresh tomato pulp as mentioned in the recipe and not use readymade tomato puree. 3. Please note that this recipe makes use of fresh coconut and not dry coconut.
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