Thursday, 12 January 2012

Mamidikaya Pappu (mango daal)

1 Cup Toor dal
1 Medium size raw mango
5-6 Green chillies ( Cut them into lengthwise)
1 Garlic clove
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Oil
2 Strings curry leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 Small Onion (chopped)

First wash toor dal and add 2-3 cups of water, turmeric powder, green chilies and chopped chunks of mango in a pressure cooker for 2-3 whistles.
After the cooker is cooled dont mash the dal just add salt and little bit of water in it.
Now heat a pan with 2 tbsp of oil, add mustard seeds, cumin and curry leaves when they splutter add mashed garlic clove and chopped onion pieces.
Saute them till chopped onion pieces turn light brown in color.
Now add the dal and allow it to cook for 2-3 more minutes.
Serve ‘Mamidikaya Pappu’ (Mango Dal) with steamed rice with some ghee on it.

Though it will be little bit spicy and tangy, but it sure is a treat.