Mango dal


  1. Raw mango – 1 (medium size)

  2. Toor dal(Kandi pappu) – 2cups

  3. Green chillies – 4

  4. Garlic cloves – 2 (finely chopped)

  5. Coriander leaves -1tsp(chopped)

  6. Turmeric powder – pinch

  7. Salt – to taste


For Seasoning:

  1.  Oil – 3tsp

  2. Red chillies – 2

  3. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

  4. Cumin/Jeera -1/4 tsp

  5. Curry leaves – 4 count


  • First slightly fry the toor dal in a tsp of ghee /oil and cook dal and mango pieces in 2cups of water along with a pinch of turmeric ,green chillies and 1tsp oil in pressure cooker.( if you wish, leave the skin of mango as it is and cut into pieces but i like peeling off the skin )

  • After the dal is cooked soft,mash the dal and add salt along with little water.

  • Now for the seasoning, heat a skillet with 2 tbsp of oil, add mustard seeds, cumin and curry leaves when they splutter add chopped garlic clove and red chillies.

  • To this add the dal and allow it to cook for 3min.

  • Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.

  • Mango dal tastes wonderful with hot rice and mango pickle.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Ram on January 12, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    Very nice authentic S.Indian dish. Goes very well with hot rice and avakaya. Thank you.
    Please post recipe for muli sambhar. Would like to try this at home.


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