Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mango Parrupu (dal)- Super Yummy

Mango dal is my all time favorite dal! It just has the right amount of tangy-ness, right amount of spices and makes the best side dish for rice or roti. The best part is that, it doesnt take that long to prepare this. One trick is to get the raw, fresh green mango for this. Thankfully, we get mangos all through the year here.

Raw mango: 1 big or 2 small
Toor Dal: 1 cup
Onion: 1 medium, diced
Tomato: 1, chopped
Green Chili: 3
Garlic: 3 cloves, roughly mashed
Cilantro/Coriander: handful, washed and chopped
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp

For Tadka:
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Channa Dal: 1/2 tsp
Cumin/Jeera: 1 tsp
Curry leaves: 2 strings
Asafitida: a pinch
Oil: 2 tbsp

  • Pressure cook the dal/parrupu until dal with 2 cups water until completely cooked (about 20-30mins). 
  • Meanwhile, in a pan, heat oil and add everything under "for tadka" in the same order. 
  • Now add green chilies and garlic and fry for 30 secs. Now add the chopped onion and fry for a minute. 
  • To the above, add tomatoes and diced mango. You can also put the seed in. Stir and cook until mango is cooked and tomatoes are near mashed. You can add water if you like.
  • Now add turmeric powder and salt. Stir once. 
  • By now, dal would have been cooked. Remove the lid of the pressure cooker (after the steam is gone) and add the mango mixture to the dal. Switch on the stove and bring the dal to boil. You can also add water should you like your dal to be a little watery. 
  • Check for salt and add coriander leaves. Switch off the stove. 
Serving suggestions:
1. Parrupu with dal and ghee. You can also add some pickle.
2. Parrupu with roti.
3. You can freeze this and use it even after a week if you want.


  1. All time fav. .....comfort food for me ...looks gud

  2. Mango dal looks superb, perfect for this summer.

  3. Very easy to prepare and delicious looking dal. Lovely preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. my favourite for the season. looks delish!

  5. That is one superb recipe, the color is so appetizing!
    US Masala

  6. Slurppp, tangy dal makes me hungry,super comforting dal for the sure..

  7. Mango Dal ...Never tried it! BTW Dal looks superb!
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Never heard of mango dal.. but the picture look YUMMMY :)


  9. looks yummy and delicious...

  10. Yeah its sounds super yummy!!!! nice combo..

  11. this is a yummy combination looks fabulous
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