Monday, December 3, 2007

Raw Mango Dal (Pulla Mavidikaya Pappu)

Raw Mango Dal (Pulla Mavidikaya Pappu)

Raw Mango Dal

Hmmm I love mavidikaya pappu, especially when the Mango is really raw. During my trip to India this year my aunt who is a great cook made some Mango paste for me from the sourest of the Mangoes you can find. Just a spoon full of this baby and the Dal turn into one delicious treat to be eaten either with Roti or Rice.

Now pickling Mango follows the same process of making pickle, raw mangoes sun dried and salted and a healthy dose of Haldi ( Turmeric) is added. This stays well for few months and this gives you the exact flavor of raw mango back home.

Pickled Mango Paste
So make sure to grab a box of this on your next visit to India and you will enjoy Mango Dal when ever you like.

2 tbsp Mango Paste
1 cup Toor dal cooked and made into a paste
Salt according to taste

For seasoning (Thadka)
1 tbsp Ginger paste
1 tbsp Garlic finely chopped
8-10 Curry leaves
a pinch of Hing
1/2 tbsp Jeera (Cumin)
1/2 tbsp Urad Dal
1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tbsp Ghee (clarified butter)
1/2 tbsp Oil

1. Add ghee and oil to a warm pan, add all the ingredients for thadka and when mustard starts to splutters and toor dal
2. To the above add Mango paste mix well add a little bit of water if the consistency seems thick
3. Allow it to boil for about 5 min

Remove from heat and serve with either roti or rice . This would be my entry for JFI hosted by


Padmaja said...

Sreelu!! You brought back my memories of having this mamidikaaya pappu at gran's place!!Love your recipe!!

easycrafts said...

Nice combination of dal with raw mango...

Rajitha said...

sreelu..can i just say how jealous i am :(..yummy!! i love mango pappu too..

Laavanya said...

Mango dhal looks lip-smacking. this is something i've been wanting to try.

Namratha said...

My granny used to make this often in the mango season, love it!!

Seema said...

This ia one dish i have heard so much about, but never tasted.. Hey u r lucky got paste from India.. How will we do - add raw mango ground paste is it? Can u please let me know.Thanks!

remya said...

lovely combo...i have tasted this once in potluck dinner ...very delicious....

Linda said...

This must be one treat of a dal with that homemade mango paste! Color is just beautiful, too. Thank you so much for sharing this with us for JFI Toor Dal! :)

TBC said...

Do u know if this mango paste is available here? I would like to make this, hopefully in the near future...

Rachel said...

Great combination there! Nice pics especially of the luscious strawberries!

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Sreelu said...

@Seema, just add a spoonful of mango paste to boiling toor dal and mix well. Gives you the exact same taste a raw mango. Give it a try :)

@TBC, I have never seen Mango paste in local Indian stores.

@Rest all thanks for your comments

Rina said...

Again Sri, did you get the comment I posted here yesterday. I don't know whether you got it, cause it is not published here.

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