Saturday, April 26, 2008

Mango Dal

This is an Andhra preparation of dal with unripe sour mango and other spices. The tartness of mango gives this dal an unique taste, which you can enjoy with some rice.


1 cup - Toor dal, washed well
1 - Unripe sour mango, cut to small pieces
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
2 - Green chili, slit in center
Salt to taste


1 tsp - Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp - Jeera / Cumin
1/4 tsp - Hing powder
2 big flakes - Garlic, finely grated
4 - Dried whole red chili
2 sprigs - Curry leaves
Ghee or peanut oil


1 ) To a pressure cooker add, washed dal, mango pieces, green chili, red chili and turmeric powder. Then add 3 to 4 cups of water, close the cooker lid and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Take off the stove and let it cool. Open after all the pressure is released. Add salt to taste, stir and mix in with dal.

2 ) In a pan heat ghee / peanut oil, add the ingredients for seasoning. Add mustard and pop it, then add jeera, red chili, curry leaves, hing and garlic. Simmer and fry for few seconds.

3 ) Pour the cooked dal to the seasoning, stir and mix in well. Simmer and cook for a minute. Take off the stove and serve.

Serve hot with rice and pappad. On the side serve little ghee and salt, that you can mix with rice and have along with dal.


zlamushka said...

Pravs, this dal is so beautiful, so yellow.... Mango must be a very nice twist. I love your recipes, spicy and great.
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easycrafts said...

Have heard of this, but never tried..thanks for sharing the recipe

Sig said...

That looks beautiful Pravs... Did I tell you I tried your Kale daal once and it turned out great!

notyet100 said...

hey u reminded me of summer
days whn i was kid....

Medhaa said...

Looks so yummy, love the color will have to try this I have upripe mango with me. Thanks for sharing

Rachel said...

I just love the colour of the dal!

Uma said...

my all time fav. dal. love the color and pics. looks delicious.

Divya Vikram said...

looks ultimate adding mango to it..

Arundathi said...

I tried this today and it came out really well! Thanks for the recipe!

Jamie said...

Pravs, lovely dal. It really looks great. I love experimenting with all types of Indian dishes but one dish that has proved hardest for me is dal, for whatever reason. I just can't get it quite right. I will put this one on the list to try!

Namratha said...

A friend was asking me for this very recipe Pravs, will send this link to her right away. Can't wait to buy an unripe mango and try this :)

Lissie said...

lovely color...sounds tasty too!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a very nice recipe.... So mouthwatering....Love to try this once... Love it...

Homecooked said...

This looks so delicious!!! The colour looks so good!

ANJALI J. said...

this sounds interesting.. should try this

Anonymous said...

sounds easy and good. for me anything made with mango is delicious but the mangoes obtained here are not sour that case do we need to add tamarind to it? will that alter the taste?


Pravs said...

Zlamushka : Thanks.Yes with the sourness from mango,dal tastes good. Do try if you can get sour mango.

Easycrafts :Do try :)

Sig : Thanks for letting me know sig :)

Notyet100: Oh thats nice :)

Medhaa :I am sure you will love let me know how it turned out.

Rachel : Thanks :D

Uma : Thanks :D

Divya : Yes mango, gives that special taste.

Arundathi : wow ! that was quick. Thanks for letting me know :)

Jamie : Sometimes it depends on the dal you get...doesn't taste as good as the one you get back in india. Do try.

Namratha : Okay, both of you do try and let me know the results.Since its mango season you will get sour mangoes now.

Lissie: Thanks :D

Sukanya : Do try :)

homecooked:Thanks :D

Anjali : do try.

Rg : No, don't use tamarind. It will not taste the same.

Medhaa said...

Hi Prav,
I tried this dal today and it was lovely, but I did not have toor dal but so wanted to make it so used Masoor dal and everything else was the same we loved it. Next time will try with toor dal. Thanks for this lovely recipe.

Pravs said...

Medhaa : Oh thats wonderful! I am sure masoor dal, moong dal, toor dal will go well with this recipe. Thanks for letting me know it goes well with masoor dal too.

Kalai said...

These flavors are totally up my alley. Looks wonderful! :)

Cham said...

Beautiful dhal, looks yummy with mango

MSPmama said...

Of all the recipes I looked at yours seemed the closest to Sai Auntie who I watched prepare the dish. Sure enough it was just as lovely as I remembered it.
Thank you.