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Saturday 4 June 2022

Raw Mango Dal Recipe


Mango Dal is a flavorful lentil curry from the South Indian Cuisine that is made using raw mango and some basic Indian spices. Here, i have used mixed lentils to prepare the dal. A protein rich tangy lentil curry that can be paired with steamed rice or flat bread like chapati or paratha. The recipe is onion-garlic free , simple and easy to follow.

Summer's in India are incomplete without relishing on mangoes. Both raw and ripe mangoes are used in various culinary preparations across Indian states apart from enjoying it whole as a fruit. Raw mango has many nutritional benefits and can be used in a wide range of foods like beverages, rice dishes, chutneys, pickles , jams, relish etc. 


What goes into this Raw Mango Dal Recipe ? The Ingredients:

Lentils: Here, i have used a mix of pigeon pea, green gram and red lentil to make this mango dal.

Raw Mango : Adds a lovely tangy flavor to the dal.

Spices : Dry red chilies, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, green chilies, turmeric powder and ginger are used in making this mango dal.

Ghee: I have tempered the dal with ghee, you may use oil instead if you wish.

Herbs: I have used dried fenu greek leaves, you may use coriander leaves, curry leaves instead.

Jaggery : I have used 1 teaspoon jaggery which balances the flavors of the dal very well.

Salt to taste. 


Related Event : Mango Mania @Shhhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge

For the month of May, we food bloggers of Shhhhhh cooking Secretly challenge are celebrating Mango season with Mango Mania theme suggested by Mayuri Patel di. She proposed  that we could cook My dish with raw or ripe mangoes for the theme. You can check out her flavorful Fajeto - Gujarati Mango Kadhi.  My partner for the theme was Kalyani who blogs at Sizzlingtastebuds. She gave me masoor dal amd ginger as my 2 secret ingredients  and I made this flavorful raw mango dal using it. In return, I gave her muskmelon snd walnuts and she made a delightful and refreshing Sugarfree Mango Yogurt Parfait using her set of ingredients. 


  • 1/2 cup pigeon pea / Arhar ki dal / Tur Dal
  • 1/2 raw mango, peeled and stoned removed
  • 2 tablespoon Red lentils / Masoor ki dal
  • 2 tablespoon Green gram / Moong Dal
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 dried green chilies
  • 1/2 inch ginger, grated
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon kasuri methi / dried Fenu greek leaves
  • Salt to taste
  1. Wash the lentils thoroughly and then soakin enough water for 1/2 an hour. This soaking step is optional, but i would recommend it as it saves, cooking time and ensures, the dal cooks well.
  2. Transfer the soaked dal to a pressure cooker with a pinch of asafoetida, turmeric powder and washed and peeled raw mango pieces.
  3. Put on the lid and pressure cook the dal for 2 whistles and then simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Open the lid, once the pressure has come down.
  5. You will notice the raw mango pieces are mushy and well cooked.
  6. Now mash the dal well, add some water if required. Set aside.
  7. Heat sauce pan on low to medium flame. Add ghee to it. Once the ghee is hot, add mustard seeds.
  8. Once the seeds splutter, add cumin seeds followed by asafoetida, tureric, broken red chilies, green chilles, grated ginger and saute well on low flame. 
  9. Now add the mashed cooked dal to it.
  10. Add 1 cup water or more depending upon the consistency of dal you wish to have.
  11. Add salt to taste and jaggery if using. Give it a good stir.
  12. Allow the dal to cook for another 5 minutes on medium flame. 
  13. At the end add kasuri methi and put off the flame.
  14. If you wish, you may reserve little tempering and add to the dal after serving it to make it all the more appealing and flavorful.
  15. Serve the delicious raw mango dal with rice or paratha and enjoy with your loved ones !



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1 comment :

  1. Raw mango dal looks finger licking good. It is one of the most popular variety of dal in our homes. You have presented it so beautifully Poonam. - Preethi