The fun of eating Katchi Amti with Puranpoli is something else. If you want to make puranpoli and cuta amti in traditional way, then get the simple recipe. In this way, you can make a conspiracy at any time. If this amati is made the day before, it ripens better and tastes better. (Photo courtesy – Freepik.com)
What is the meaning of cut?
This amti is prepared from the water and puran of chickpeas left over during puranpoli. It is a Maharashtrian variety and has a pungent, sweet and sour taste and is very tasty with Puranpoli. This practice of doing Amti during Holi is all over Maharashtra.
Material for making Katchi Mashi
- A small bowl of Chandal
- 1 teaspoon of dry coconut flakes
- Half a spoon of cumin
- 2-3 black pepper
- 1-2 cloves, bay leaf, small piece of cinnamon
- 2 tsp goda masala
- 1 tsp soaked tamarind pulp
- 1 tsp grated jaggery
- 1 tsp wet coconut
- 1 tsp chopped coriander
- Salt to taste
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Materials required for blasting
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 teaspoons of mustard
- Half a teaspoon of cumin seeds
- A pinch of asafoetida
- A teaspoon of turmeric
- Half a teaspoon of red chillies
- 4-5 coriander leaves
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Method of making Kata Amti
- Puran’s chanadal should be cooked soft
- On the other side, roast coconut, cumin, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves separately on low flame.
- After it cools down a bit, grind it into powderChew the chanadal well
- Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, turmeric and red chillies, kadipatta and let it crackle and then mix the crushed dal and add little water on top.
- When the amti starts to boil a little, add goda masala and crushed masala to it
- After stirring, add salt, tamarind pulp and jaggery and mix well
- After boiling, add wet coconut and coriander
Serve this amti in a bowl with puranpoli. A spoonful of ghee is added to it for better taste.
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Special Tips for Cutting Amti
- Do not prepare the masala in advance. Adding fresh masala gives more taste
- Some people like to add onion to this aami, but sweet and sour aami tastes better than onions
- If you don’t want to use cinnamon pieces, you can also use cinnamon powder.
Make your Holi and Rangpanchami special with Puranpoli and Kata Amiti, Happy Holi!