February 1, 2015

Mamidikaya Pappu/Dal with Green Mango

How to make Mamidikaya Pappu/Dal with Green Mango

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Mamidikaya Pappu/Dal with Green Mango


Sour raw Mango, peeled & cubed - 1 no:
Red gram dal - 1 Cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 Tsp
Salt - to taste
Red chilli powder/Paprika - 1/2 Tsp
chopped, Coriander leaves - 2 Tbsp

For seasoning:

Sesame oil & Ghee mixed - 2 Tbsp (Can skip ghee, if vegan)
Asafoetida powder - a pinch
Mustard seeds - 1 Tsp
Black gram dal - 1 Tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Green chillies - 2 no:s, finely chopped
Grated ginger/Ginger paste - 1 Tsp
1 whole Red chilli/Slit Green chilli - for garnishing

Method -

  • Pressure cook dal along with Turmeric powder, to a soft consistency.
  • Heat oil & ghee mixture; add asafoetida powder, mustard seeds, black gram dal & fry on a slow flame along with curry leaves, green chillies, grated ginger, grated mango, chilli powder until you get a flavorful aroma.
  • Add salt and 1/2 a cup of water & let the mango cook in it. Finally add the cooked dal, add more water if needed, simmer for a few minutes & remove from heat when desired consistency (thick gravy) is acquired. 
  • Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves & serve hot with steamed Rice, Roti or Naan.

Sending this recipe over to MLLA #80 event that was initiated by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook, taken on by Lisa Turner of Food and Spice & hosted this month by Shaheen of Allotment2Kitchen.

This recipe is minimally adapted from a paper clipping from The Hindu. I added a couple of additional spices to enhance the flavor of this healthy dal. Sending it over to Srivalli's CCChallenge.
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