Thursday, February 9, 2012

#8 : Mamidikaya Pappu ~ Mango Dhal

"Mamidikaya", Mango is considered as the king of all fruits . This dhal is made by combining raw green mango and tur dhal ( split skinned pigeon lentils ) . It is very simple to make and tastes completely out of the world . I can vouch that this is a personal favorite to many Telugus and is a core part of the Andhra cuisine . I have fond summer memories of enjoying this dhal with piping hot rice . Even today as I make it , my heart skips an eager beat . Love .

  • 1 Green Mango - Skin peeled and chopped ( Leave the seed out )
  • 3/4 Cup Tur Dhal 
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 4-5 Small Green Chillies
  • Salt
      For Tempering :
  • 1 tsp Oil 
  • 1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
  • 2 Dried Red Chillis
  • tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1/8 tsp - Asafoetida
  • 5-6 Curry Leaves 
  1. Wash the tur dhal 
  2. To it add the mango pieces , green chillies, water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. Set aside 
  3. Once the steam escapes the the cooker , remove the lid and bring the dhal mixture to a boil . Add in the salt as required 
  4. For Tempering - Heat oil , add mustard seeds . Once they begin to splutter add the red chilies ,curry leaves, asafoetida and red chilli powder and fry for a minute . Add the tempering to the boiling dhal mixture 
  5. Serve with hot rice . Also tastes great as a soup 

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