Friday, May 3, 2013

Raw Mango Dal ~ Mangai Paruppu

Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Raw mango - 1 medium, cut into cubes with skin
Green chilies - 3, slit lengthwise
Chopped Ginger - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Asafetida - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 2, broken into pieces
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Few curry leaves
Few springs fresh cilantro, chopped

  1. Pressure cook door dal with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder in enough water until soft.
  2. Place the cut mango, slit green chilies, ginger, asafetida, curry leaves and salt in a sauce pan. Add water until the mangoes are covered. 
  3. Cook until mango is tender and soft.
  4. Add the cooked dal.  Bring it to a boil.  Add more water for the right consistency of your choice.
  5. In a small skillet, heat 2 tsp oil and splutter mustard seeds.  Add urad dal, cumin seeds and dry red chillies.  Fry until golden brown.
  6. Pour the tempering over dal and mix well.  
  7. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  8. Serve with hot steamed rice with dollop of ghee (clarified butter).


  1. Very healthy and comfortable dal for Summer days.

    today's post:

  2. That seems to be a great dish to have it with white rice and thanks for the recipe.


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