Thursday, 1 March 2012


In maharashtrian houses Upwas Thali contains items specially made for fasts. Normally  upwas thali has varayiche tandul (samo/moraiyo rice) / BHAGAR /VARICHA BHAT, danyachi amti and SABUDANA THALIPEETH along with upwas lime pickle .In addition you will find sabudana khichdi in some houses. 

Danyachi amti (Peanut curry) is hot and sweet  an 'upvaas' dish and accompanies very well with the samo(varicha)  rice.Peanut curry is generally considered and accompanies sago or samo (vari) khichdi. But there is no good reason why it cannot be enjoyed on any day you feel like it .
The curry makes a nice spicy side dish to a weekday meal of roti and vegetables.This is my moms recipe .As a child I used to love this amti & often call it WHITE COLOUR AMTI

I had served with rajgeera puri


1 cup roasted peanuts / peanut soaked in water for 1 hr
1 cup fresh coconut
1 1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 green chillies
1 potato (cubed)
1tsp tamarind pulp / 1 kokum
1 tsp ghee
pinch sugar
Salt to taste


  1. In case using soake peanuts pressure cook them for 3 whistles in cooker.
  2. Grind half peanuts with fresh coccnut in mixie to form a smooth paste.Keep half for adding directly to amti  later
  3. If using  roasted peanuts Grind roasted peanuts with fresh coconut in mixie to form a smooth paste Add water if required while grinding..
  4. Heat ghee in pan. Add cumin seeds. Once they splutter, add green chillies and fry for minute.
  5. Add potato little water & cover with lid till potato is cooked
  6. Add remaining boiled peanuts.
  7. Now add peanut coconut paste and water to adjust amti consistency . Add salt,sugar,tamarind pulp.
  8. Bring the amti to boil. Garnish with chopped coriander.
  9. Serve hot with Varyache Tandul /rajgeera puri .

  • Instead of roasting peanuts at home, use store bought unsalted roasted peanuts.


  1. i am in love with your site. Great Job. Never seen such pictoral detailed receipe especially maharshtrian food. and the Fast receipes are osm :)

    1. thanks for your comments .do keep on visiting for maharshtrain food as well as variety of hyderabadi,punjabi,international cuisines