Raw Mango Dal is a dish of yellow lentils cooked with unripe mango pieces. The tangyness of raw mangoes gives a delicious flavor to the lentils. You can serve it with any of your favorite rice recipes. Here is how to make it at home.
Lentil recipes are very good for health. And if you add a few seasonal ingredients like raw mango, chopped onions along with green chilies or red chilli then you are up for you a treat.
And if raw mangoes are available then the first thing that you must make is this Raw Mango Dal even before Aam Panna.
An inherently simple lentil recipe to try, this dal has the earthy flavour of split yellow peas, raw mangoes and the choicest of spices.
We also simmer it with the “tadka” of cumin seeds, red chilli, mustard seeds. Hence, it turns all the more lip-smacking.
Furthermore, it has this nice thickness and slight tanginess. So, you can practically serve this dal with rice of any variety.
Be it just the steamed one or even Jeera Rice.
I relish the various preparations made using the raw mangoes which kind of subtle the sourness a bit yet retaining the typical flavor.
Raw Mango Dal Recipe or Kacche Aam ki dal is one of those recipes.
Very gently flavored with the mangoishness, this dal is one of my favorite recipes.
Arhar or Tuvar ki Dal is cooked with slices of raw mangoes and then a tadka of cumin seeds, heeng, and red chilli is given.
Benefits of Arhar Dal
- Arhar ki Dal cures cold sores, tooth pain.
- It is even recommended for migraine patients.
- Moreover, if someone sweats a lot then Arhar ki Dal even helps in reducing the sweat.
Benefits of eating raw mango
- Raw mango in a way protects you from getting dehydrated and from heat.
- It also cures stomach related problems like indigestion, constipation etc.
- Using raw mango in your diet is also considered to be good for the heart.
- Even liver and intestine get better because of raw mango.
You could relish Mango dal recipe or Kacche Aam ki Dal with rice or phulke or if you are like me, you will make a meal of it, sipping spoon after spoon of piping hot dal.
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Step by Step Recipe
Wash the dal and put it in a pressure cooker along with raw mango slices, salt to taste, turmeric powder and 3 and ½ cups of water.
Pressure cook it till done. ( Approximately 1 whistle on high and 2 whistles on low )
Mash the dal slightly with the back of a ladle.
Heat ghee in a small pan. When the ghee is hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and hing.
When the seeds starts to splatter, switch off the heat. Add dry red chilies and red chilli powder.
Pour the tadka in the dal. Garnish with fresh coriander. Serve hot with rice or phulke.
Mango Dal Recipe
- 1 cup Arhar Dal / Split Yellow Peas
- Salt (To taste)
- ½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
- ½ cup Raw Mango (Peeled and cut into slices)
- 3 tablespoon Ghee
- ½ teaspoon Mustard Seeds
- 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
- ¼ teaspoon Hing / Asafoetida
- 2-3 Dry Red Chillies
- ½ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
- 2 tablespoon Fresh Coriander (Chopped)
- Wash the dal and put it in a pressure cooker along with raw mango slices, salt to taste, turmeric powder and 3 and ½ cups of water.
- Pressure cook it till done. ( Approximately 1 whistle on high and 2 whistles on low )
- Mash the dal slightly with the back of a ladle.
- Heat ghee in a small pan.
- When the ghee is hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and heeng.
- When the seeds starts to splatter, switch off the heat.
- Add dry red chillies and red chilli powder.
- Pour the tadka in the dal.
- Garnish with fresh coriander.
- Serve hot with rice or phulke.