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Mango Dal Recipe, Mamidikaya Pappu Andhra Style

A tangy mango flavored dal recipe quite popular during summers in the andhra region of south india.
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Course: Dal
Cuisine: South Indian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Asiya


To tenderize the raw mango dal:

  • 1 cup toor dal/toovar dal/pigeon pea washed
  • 2 to matoes chopped
  • 4-5 vertically slit green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 cups water

For tempering:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp chana dal/bengal gram
  • 1/2 urad dal/split black gram
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 dried red chillies
  • 6-7 curry leaves

other main ingredients:

  • 1 raw mango peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • salt to taste


Step1(Tenderize the dal):

  • Firstly, in a pressure cooker, add the toovar dal.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, slit green chillies, turmeric powder, oil, water.
  • Cover the pressure cooker lid and pressure cook it for about 3-4 whistles on sim flame or pressure cook until it gets soft.
  • Reduce the steam and keep aside.

Step 2(Cook the mango pieces):

  • In a wok/kadai, add mango pieces and add about 1 cup of water, mix and cook the mangoes on low flame until they get soft.

Step 3(Mixing dal and cooked mango):

  • Mash the dal by adding salt.
  • Add the cooked mango pieces into it and mix the dal well.

Step 4(Giving tempering to the dal):

  • In a tadka pan add oil and heat it.
  • Add chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • Stir well for few minutes on low flame.
  • Add dried red chillies by breaking them into pieces.
  • Stir the dried chillies.
  • Add curry leaves and allow them to crackle.
  • Transfer the tadka/tempering into the dal.
  • Serve hot with steamed white rice and papad or chutney!!!


1.Instead of separately cooking mango pieces and adding into the dal, one can directly add mango pieces to the dal and pressure cook both at a time and give the tadka.


Calories: 210kcal