Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mango Dal / Mamidikaya Pappu

Dal!!!! What a wonderful dish and so easy to make on those week days when you are tired from work and don't have the energy to stand at the stove. It is even easier with a pressure cooker, since you can just cook your rice and dal at the same time in about 10 minutes.



INGREDIENTS

1 Mango -- using a peeler, discard the outer green layer of the mango and scrap around the center of the mango, until you have thin shavings of the entire mango.
1 cup Toor Dal
1 1/2 cups Water
Turmeric
Red Chilli Powder (you can use 3 or 4 green chillies instead too)
Salt
Cilantro/Coriander

TADKA -- can be excluded if you don't want any tadka.

Mustard Seeds
Jeera
Channa Dal
2 Red Chillies
Hing
Oil

PROCEDURE

In a pressure cooker safe dish, wash the dal well and add in the mango shavings.
If you want to use green chillies add them now as well.
Add the water and a pinch of turmeric. Pressure cook the dal for about 3 whistles (the same time as it takes for you to cook rice).
Once the cooker has cooled, remove the dal dish and add salt and red chilli powder (if using).
In a separate tadka pan, heat about 1 tbsp of oil and add all of the other tadka ingredients. when the dal browns and the mustard seeds splutter, add the tadka to the dal and mix everything well.
Garnish with cilantro.
Serve with Rice or Roti

4 comments:

SriLekha said...

that looks delicious n yum!

Trupti said...

Mango daal looks very delicious. I love anything with mango.

Varunavi said...

Mango dal looks yummy.1st timer to ur blog,u have great recipes.

myscrawls said...

Hi Pallavi,

Mango dal is totally new to me. Loved it!
U have nice blog with wonderful recipes:) Do visit my blog My Scrawls in ur free time. Would be happy to receive your comments :)

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