Raw Mango Dal

A very popular dish from Andhra which is made with arhar dal and raw mango.  It is a very simple dish which has a tanginess from the mango which enhances the flavor of the daal.  This is the first time I made this and really in love with it..  Came out so good along with some rice.  Beautiful combination for when you want something simple and delicious.

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  • 1.5 cup arhar dal (tuvar daal)
  • 1 raw mango, grated
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 red chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1-2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2-3 whole dried chilies
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • water as required
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • cilantro chopped for garnish


Wash the dal and set aside.  In a pressure cooker, add the dal, grated mango, tomatoes, green chilies, salt and turmeric.   Cook till it is done.

Take it off and check the consistency of the dal.  Adjust the consistency as you desire.   Put it back on the heat and simmer for a few minutes.

In a frying pan, add oil and let it heat up.  Then add cumin, mustard, asafoetida, red dry chilies.  Let the seeds splatter and add the chopped garlic.  Let it fry until a little brown and turn the gas off.  Add the red chili powder and pour the mixture on top of the dal.

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Happy Cooking!!!

Source: Inspired by Farrukh Shadab (Cubes & Juliennes)








  1. This dhal sounds delicious with the mango. I make similar gujarati dhak but we add kokum instead of mango.

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