Aug 2, 2013

Mamidikkaya Pappu| Andhra Mango Dal Recipe

This  Andhra Mango Dal with steamed rice, potato fry, pickles is the best combo. This recipe is little tangier and no need to add tomatoes or tamarind, as mango has gots its sourness. I went with frozen mangoes, as Indian raw mangoes are not available here. But frozen mangoes too provides the same taste and flavor and I'm quite happy with it.


Mango's unique interesting flavor, beautifully enhances this recipe. Lentils / Dal / Pappu / Paruppu is rich protein content and rich in folic acid. We loved its mashed up texture and everybody would love who don't want to feel the chunks while eating. This Andhra Mango Dal Recipe is best with steamed rice, and the left over can also be served as a side for Chapathies along with pickle.

This is my family's all time favorite recipe. Its a huge hit in our family not only because of its taste and color, but also because of a friendship tied back with this recipe. It was introduced to us by one of our beloved family friends from Andhra, We all always overwhelmed with their hospitality, their kind heartedness. It may sounds funny but really this Mamidikkaya Pappu reflects me their happy faces. Food served with lots of affection will double up the their taste too right?

You can also check my other posts like Gonkura Pachadi.

Mamidikkaya Pappu| Andhra Mango Dal Recipe

Prep time : 3 min
Cooking time : 7 min
Yeild : Serves 2

1/2 Cup of Toor Dal
1/2 Cup of Chopped Raw mango
2 tbsp of Chopped Onion
2 Cloves of Garlic
2 of Green Chilies
1 Stalk of Curry Leaves
1 stalk of Coriander Leaves
1/2 tsp of Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste

Ingredients For Seasoning:
1 tsp of Cooking oil
1 tsp of Mustard
1 tsp of Urad Dal
1 tsp of Asafoetida

How to make:
Slit green chilies
Prep all the ingredients, and chop them all well. Slit green chilies if you do not prefer its hotness, otherwise you can chop them.

Pressure cook Toor dal
Pressure cook Toor dal with 1  Cup of water to the mashed up consistency.

heat oil in the pan add mustard seeds, urad dal, asafoetida
For seasoning, heat oil in the pan add mustard seeds, urad dal, asafoetida and wait for the mustard to get splutter. Then add chopped onion and fry it till it becomes pink. Add green chilies, chopped garlic and chopped mango and saute them for 1 min in high flame.

Close the pressure cooker lid and cook it again
Add this season to the cooked and mashed dal. Close the pressure cooker lid and cook it again for a whistle or till everything blends together.

serve Andhra Mango Dal hot with the hot steamed rice
Once the pressure cooker steam released, remove the lid and serve Andhra Mango Dal hot with the hot steamed rice along with pickles.

Do  Check out this Pineapple rasam recipe also, which make another combo with the rice.

Tips and Variations:
Mangoes can be substituted with frozen mangoes.
Make this thicker or thinner by adjusting the water quantity.


  1. Lovely. .nice addition of mangoes to the dal. Dhud try next time.

  2. Nice try......Like the combo........

  3. Have to try very soon. Looks awesome.

  4. very lovely and comforting dal...

  5. wow new recipe to me and sounds delicious :) looks yummy :)

  6. looks super yummy :) lovely clicks dear :)

  7. Tonguetickling and super comforting pappu..inviting.

  8. comforting food..looks so good..


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