Friday, May 7, 2010

Mango Dhal - Andhra's Favourite

MD Dhal with Sour Raw Mangoes,
Mamidikaya Papppu, Manga Paruppu, Aam ki dhal

DSC06897 Think of Andhra Pradesh(a state in India, speaking Telugu) food the things that flash are Gongura(sorrel leaves), Red Chillies and Mangoes..We Andhrites make the best use of Mango in all stages..Raw sweet Mangoes are used to make spicy delicious pickles, Sour mangoes are added with other ingredients like brinjal(egg plant), mutton etc or just cooked by themselves to make a yummy dish. Out of many mouth watering dishes that come to our mind..tempting Mango dhal is one. Toor dhal cooked with raw sour mangoes and tempered with spices in ghee..eaten with hot rice and spicy Andhra Mango pickle is something detectable..

Enjoyed this Mango dhal to the core growing up in Andhra every summer. Here though we get raw mangoes through out the year..we have to carefully pick the right green sour kind in stores..Its the sourness that really gives the that exceptional taste to the dhal. The flavour of this dish has to experienced than said...a must try.

DSC06902 Ingredients:
To cook the dal & Mango:
2 Sour raw Mangoes, skin removed and cut into small pieces, along with the seed inside.
1-1/4 cups Toor Dal
2-1/2 cups Water
4 pods Garlic
4 Green Chillies slit
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp gingely oil
Salt to taste(To add after the dal is cooked)

For Tempering/Talimpu/Tadka :
1 Tbsp Ghee or Gingely(sesame) Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
4 Red Chillies broken
1 Small Onion cut length wise
4 Small garlic Pods with skin(Slightly beaten)
A few Curry leaves
A hint of Hing/Asafoetida

DSC06906 Method:
Wash dal and add cut mango pieces along with the mango seeds.
Pressure cook dal and Mango with all the other ingredients to cook the dal.
Mash dal adding required salt once cooked.
In a kadai heat oil and add all the tempering ingredients after the mustard splutters.
Fry a little and then add the cooked dal and mix it thoroughly.
Garnish with Coriander if desired.
Serve hot with Rice or Rotis.
Off late I started making this as an accompaniment for Lemon rice or Tamarind rice.
Tastes great.



Sreelu said...

My fave, too bad we don't get sour mangoes here. Mouth is watering thinking about raw mangoes.

Rina said...

Hi Sri.. somehow I'm fortunate to get sour mangoes here..

kitchen queen said...

nice and tangy mango dal.

Happy Cook said...

I too se wish i got sour mangoes and in kerala too we make dal with mangoes but then in a different way ├╣much more gravy. I saw wish i could grab that bowl.
Happy Mother's day.

Rina said...

Thanks KQ;

HP, Happy Mother's day to you too..

SpicyTasty said...

I love mangoes, gosh I wish I get some sour mangoes here. Perfect and yummy looking dish. Love it.

Malar Gandhi said...

I love this mango dhall, they are absolutely delicious.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Looking for this authentic recipe for a long time. Good that you published this mango paruppu....thanks dear, it looks mouthwatering.

Rina said...

Thanks SP MG and VK..