Give the parantha a regional twist with this Amboli recipe

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Amboli is an traditional Maharashtrian dish. (Photo: Rekha Diwekar/Instagram;designed by Gargi Singh)

Are you bored of eating simple roti or parantha daily? Then why not try Maharashtra's all-time popular amboli (amboli is also a hill station's name in the state). The thick, soft and fluffy preparation, which looks like a pancake, is made of rice, pulses and herbs and is a great option for breakfast or brunch. Easy to prepare, it can be enjoyed with coconut chutney. And masala tea is a bonus.

Rekha Diwekar, who often experiments with traditional recipes, recently shared the recipe.

Amboli, a mixture of rice, pulses and herbs as well as spices is known to be extremely filling and a good option for people looking for nutritious options.

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5 cups- Rice (preferably patni variety)
1 cup - chana dal
1 cup - Urad dal
1/3 cup - Coriander seeds
2tsp - Methi seeds
1tsp - Chilli powder
Salt to taste
1/4tsp - Turmeric or haldi
Some crushed garlic
1 cup - Buttermilk or curd

*Grind all the ingredients together.
*Keep in air tight container (glass bottle).

Making amboli

*Add water and little chaas/curd.
*Keep aside for one hour
*Add chilli powder, salt, haldi and garlic (crushed)
*Now heat an iron/cast iron tawa, add little oil and spread over it.
*Now spread one big spoon of the above mixture on tawa and cover with lid.
*Heat on a small flame.
*After one side is done, turn upside down and again heat for two minutes.
*Now remove from tawa and eat with ghee and mirchi pickle.

Note: Coriander seeds and methi seeds quantity can be altered per individual taste.

Have you tried it yet?