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Kala Vatna Amti

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Kala Vatna Amti Recipe, How To Make Kala Vatna Amti Recipe

An exceptional dish from the Maharashtrian cuisine made from Kala vatana cooked in nice tangy and spicy gravy.

About Recipe


(2 ratings)
11 reviews so far
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
25 mins
Total time
35 mins
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Other
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : December 31, 2018

Ingredients used in KALA VATNA AMTI
• Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon.
• Hing (asafoetida) - 1 pinch.
• Tomato (chopped) - 1 number.
• Garlic cloves (crushed) - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Green chilies (chopped) - 2 numbers.
• Curry leaves - 1 spring.
• Salt - to taste.
• Onions (chopped) - 1 numbers.
• Oil - 1 tablespoons.
• Kala vatana/ black channa, boiled - 1 cup.
• Coriander powder - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Red chilli powder - 1 tea spoon.
• Garam masala powder - 1/4 tea spoon.
• Browned grated copra powder - 1 tea spoon.
• Cumin powder - 1/4 tea spoon.
  • Soak kala vatana overnight, boil and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a hot pan and when the oil gets hot, add chopped onions, salt and cook them till they turn golden in colour.
  • Add curry leaves, chopped green chillies, and mix.
  • Once the onions turn golden in colour, add crushed garlic and chopped tomatoes and mix.
  • Reduce the flame and add hing, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder and a pinch of garam masala.
  • Add 1 cup kala vatana (soaked overnight and boiled), mix well and bring to a boil, cover and cook on low flame for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add browned grated dry coconut, mix and just cook for a minute and switch off the flame.

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leah mol Posted on Sat Sep 15 2012


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Babli Middleton Posted on Tue Sep 18 2012


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cusa1979 Posted on Thu Sep 20 2012

what is garamasala.. i dont understant some names?? somebody can help me?

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Jagannath Penagonda Posted on Thu Sep 20 2012

its malvani masala goda masala

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madzaxmax Posted on Fri Nov 23 2012

I love the "Sat-Sri-Akaal"

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Widad Isa Posted on Fri Jan 04 2013

is kala vatna the same as kala chana masala?

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Purva Lohabare Posted on Fri Mar 15 2013

thanks for the recipe !! tried and appreciated it !!

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Nisha W Posted on Fri Apr 26 2013

It's a spice mixture of coriander,black cardamom , cinnamon ,cloves,black pepper,bayleaf and cumin ,made into a fine powder.The ready made packets are available at any Indian grocery store.

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Magic Woman Posted on Sun Mar 20 2016

I made this recipe for brunch today. It tastes wonderful and you made it easy by explaining so clearly as usual. Thank you so much?

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Trupti T Posted on Sun May 15 2016

I HAD to write on your videos as I had tried lots of Maharashtrian recipes which were online but all of ones you have it out there turned out THE BEST. Thank you sir!?

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vahuser Posted on Thu Sep 20 2012

Dear Chef - The mere fact that you attempted a very Maharashtrian dish like kala vatana amti is a testament of your love of cooking. Exploration of combinations through cuisines is the halmark of a true chef!!

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