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Mangoes have started appearing again. Well, at least the raw ones have and I cant stop myself from making the dals and chutneys that I have been missing for so long.

Raw mangoes lend a sourness to the dal which is very unique. Even lime juice, tamarind or kokum can not possibly enhance the flavor of dal like kaccha aam.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup toor dal
  • 1/2 raw mango
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green chilly
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon jeera seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon rai
  • 1 teaspoon dhania powder
  • Pinch of hing
  • Pinch of haldi powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red chilly powder

Procudure :

  1. Soak dal for 15 mins. Wash well.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes and raw mango. Add Haldi powder, salt and water. Pressure cook till dal is completely done.
  3. Heat oil. Add rai, jeera, hing, green chillies, curry leaves and onions. Stir till onions are done.
  4. Add a pinch of red chilly powder, dhania powder and mix well.
  5. Pour a tablespoon of dal into this tempering. Let it sizzle a bit. Now pour this tempered dal into the remaining dal and give it a boil.
  6. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with plain rice.

© Roma Sharma 2007-2008