Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mamidikaya Pappu/Mango Dal

Back to our raw mango recipes, maamidikaya pappu is the most common summer dish made in Andhra. No summer in an Andhra home is complete without making this dish at least a dozen times.

Serves 2

Preparation time 25 – 30 mins


Medium sized raw mango 1
Pigeon peas (kandipappu/toor dal) 50 gms/1 cup
Refined cooking oil 4 tsp
Red chillies 2
Mustard seeds (avaalu) 1 tsp
Cumin seeds (jeera/jeelakarra) 1 tsp
Black gram (uddi pappu/minapappu/urad dal) 1 tsp
Curry leaves 4-5
Red Chilli powder 2 tsp
Pinch of turmeric
Salt to taste

Method I

Wash, peel and cut the mango into average sized cubes.

Pressure cook pigeon peas

In a kadai/pan (bandli/mookudu) add 4 tsps of oil. Once hot, add mustard seeds. Once they splutter add cumin seeds, black gram, curry leaves and red chillies. Once the tempering is done, add a pinch of turmeric and sauté. Now add mangoes and sauté so as to absorb the oil. Add salt to taste and ½ a cup of water and leave with a closed lid for the mangoes to cook and turn soft.

Once the mangoes are cooked add the boiled pigeon peas and mix well. Leave for 5 mins to cook. Add 2 tsps of red chilli powder (more if more spice is required or if the mangoes are too tangy) and mix. Leave for 2 mins and switch the stove off.

Method II:

Some times when there is limitation of time the mango cubes can be pressure cooked along with the pigeon peas and added to the above tempering together. In such a case, once added to the tempering, salt to taste and 1/4th cup of water shall be added and the dal shall be left to cook for 5 mins before adding red chilli powder.

After adding chilli powder, mix well and leave for 2 mins.

Mango dal or mamidikaaya pappu is best eaten with rice mixed with a tsp of oil or ghee. It also tastes great with any of the Indian breads.


Pavan said...

add a tinge of avakaya pachadi and loads of ghee... then it reaches thaaaaatttttttttttt leeeveeeeellll of awesomeness!!!

patshekhar said...

green mangoes add a lovely tang to the dhal.

Pratnee said...

Indeed.. one my personal favs:) thank you pat shekhar:)

Ghazala Hossain said...

I make mango daal and love it. i will try making in your way :D

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