daaLi ambaT

curry with daal and vegetables

daaLi ambaT is the traditional konkani vegetable curry. It can be made with any combination of vegetables, but typically potato, brinjal and beans.



  • Mixed vegetables
  • Toor daal - 2 cups
  • Coconut grating - half cup
  • Red chillies(byaaDgi) - 10 to 12
  • Corainder seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Tamarind - to taste
  • A pinch of asafoetida / hing
  • Mustard
  • A strand of curry leaves
  • Salt to taste


  • Cook the daal and vegetables and set aside.
  • Roast the coriander seeds and red chillies with a little oil for a few minutes on a low flame.
  • Grind this roasted mix with coconut and tamarind.
  • Add this paste to the cooked daal and vegetables. Add a little water, salt to taste and cook well.
  • Season with mustard, curry leaves and hing.

Preparation time: 30 minutes