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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mamidikaya Pappu - Mango in Dhal

Mango season, yeah its still winter out in the north eastern parts of the US and we still getta reap the benefits of summer (never did I say the climate)... Back at home summer means Mangoes, Sugarcane Juice, Palmyra Fruit aka Nungu, Tender Coconut and lots more, every season has its significance and specialities to cater, here irrespective of the season we get certain fruits (dont mind the taste, specially the Tender Coconut; phew).. Are we here to praise the technological development or to blame the global warming that we might be causing indirectly??? Its definitely upto individuals and individualist perspectives (I know ppl, who are managers or directors or who even hold high positions, who dont belive in global warming)...

I am not here to start another debate as I know certainly perspectives hurt when you dont trust or believe in it... Well, when I came home from grocery shopping, I realized I had somehow convinced myself and Kris and bagged those nice large Raw Mangoes from the stores. Two days went by and still they sat on the straw basket untouched but today my mind went back to them over and over again, so finally I said whatever I making "Mamidikaya", Kris likes it but then he really had some other things in mind, whatever I am the chef and I getta do what I want, being said that I went into my kingdom ;)...

Do I grate or cut them??? What dish to make was the next question, then something flashed in my mind - "Mango Season", mmm yeah I meant the book written by Amulya Malladi; nice book a casual family knit story... She has some simple Mango recipes, yet those are nothing for an expert cook but you can relish the wonderful story and the way she takes us thru the streets of Hyderabad, I enjoyed the read... I still remember something from that book -- Grandpa says -- "Mangoes dont go well with Tomatoes, they are never cooked together"; I just wanna experiment that part sometime... I thought, havent ever posted a simple dhal recipe so far why not "Mamidikaya Pappu", a common dish made during early summer at home; love the smell of Mangoes when cooked in Tamarind Extract...



Ingredients:

Thuvar Dhal - 1 cup
Raw Mango - 1 small size
Red Onion - 1 medium
Green Chillies - 5-6 nos.
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind - small lime size
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Sesame Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Water as needed

For Tempering:

Sesame Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Red Chillies - 2 nos.
Urad Dhal - 1 tbsp
Moong Dhal - 1 tbsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Curry Leaves - a few

For Garnishing:

Coriander Leaves - a few twigs



Method:

1. Cook Thuvar Dhal with enough Water, Turmeric Powder, Cumin Seeds and Asafoetida.
2. Scrape the skin of the Mango and cut them into small uniform cubes. Or could go ahead not scrape the skin and cut the Mango into small pieces.
3. Heat Oil, add chopped Onions, chopped Green Chillies and cook until Onions become transparent.
4. Add the Tamarind Extract and sliced Mango and cook until the Mango pieces become soft.
5. Now add the cooked Dhal and add Chilli Powder (if needed), adjust Salt.
6. Temper with tempering ingredients and garnish with Coriander Leaves.

Serve with: Hot Rice

P.S.: If the Mango tastes sweet, adjust with a little extra Tamarind Extract, Salt and G.Chillies.

52 comments:

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love the mango dal, have to try it...

Anupama said...

Many of my Andhra friends go gaga about this dhal, but I've never had the opportunity to taste this. I'm sure it was awesome

Sowmya said...

i never tried this....sounds interesting...will try this soon..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Thanks for reminding.Forgot about dry mango pck.in my pantry.Tempting.......

Ruchikacooks said...

I have an andhra friend who is after me to make nimmakaya pappu and spinach pappu. Mango pappu looks yum.

Mango season is a good book nah, esp the girl who is about to get married?

As always ramya, lovely clicks and gorgeous color.

Made tomato ka kut too, it was awesome! Best anda masala I ever made, we licked the plate clean :)
Will post it soon. Thanks for sharing.

www.ruchikacooks.com

Shri said...

It really looks mouthwatering and delicious, Ramya!

Sharmila said...

Love mango dal. Your kind of tempering it is new to me ... will try it.
Lovely clicks. :-)

Gulmohar said...

Oh, yes I love this..Got introduced to this while I was in Hyderabad :-) Beautiful clicks..
Thanks for telling us about the event :-) Hey,I'm your 110th follower :D

shanthi said...

this is awesome and thanks for sharing it.

Prathibha said...

Hmm..I love this dal very much...luv to hv it wid hot rice n ghee

Gita said...

Dhal looks so delicious and comforting :)

priya said...

hi ramya,

thx for visiting my blog and for those encouraging comments, dear...u ve a lovely space here...following u!!...do keep in touch!

Swathi said...

Ramaya,

mango dal looks really good. i love anything with dal

Chitra said...

U made mr hungry..I'll surely try this mango season.Now i dont get here.. Have bookmarked it :)

Deepti said...

thats again new 4 me..should try next when i get some mangoes in store...thanks 4 sharing

jayasree said...

Looks delicious. Will wait for summer to try your version of mango dal.

Padhu said...

Love this very much .I do not add tamarind .Nice pics.
http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

Priya said...

One of my fav andhra dish, just love this tangy pappu with papads, tempting click again Ramya..

Rachana Kothari said...

Daal looks really tangy and tempting! Beautiful Click too:)

vineetha said...

very new to me...Will add this to my try list...looks so yummy

Jaya said...

Ramya,
even we are getting mangoes here in winter , thats a little surprising for us too! Global warming I know many dont believe in,but I have always felt that it is high time we start doing something positive about it.
Anyways we make mango dal with Moong dal and we just love it..With Tuvar dal i am sure it will be even more flavourful...
hugs and smiles

Shama Nagarajan said...

delcious dal...

K said...

Looks mouthwatering!

Nandini said...

Ooh! I love the golden dal! With mango, eeee I can imagine the taste!

Jagruti said...

Daal looks awesome and tempting..my mum used to add whole mango...mouthwatering..thanks for visiting me..c u more often..:))

Sushma Mallya said...

looks nice ramya esp the colour is just too good...nice clicks too

SE said...

yummy looking dal...yeah during that window in summers when we got green mangoes..that was fun ..but I haven;t tried it in dal..looks good

Asha said...

Slurp! I love it, I made it once last year since Mango is not available here much, specially green ones. Love the color.

Go Saints!!!! ;D

Vrinda said...

This is my fav,yummy and tangy curry...

shahana said...

Mango Dal is new to me.Looks delicious!!!

Happy Cook said...

I want it with rice. Drool drool.

Cham said...

An Andra special, I love the tangy dhal so much.... Nice color!

ARUNA said...

I'm always game for it....looks yumm!!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks superb, beautiful click.

Padma said...

Looks mouthwaterin Ramya. Nice dhal with hot rice and papad. Waiting to get some mangoes.

Preeti Kashyap said...

Thanks a lot for visiting my space Ramya! You have a wonderful collection of recipes and great pics to match them as well. :)

Preeti Kashyap said...

Love the addition of mangoes in dal. Drat! I am stuck in a snow storm and can't get mangoes to try this one out.

Sashi said...

Mangoes are one of my favs, having this recipe in my list for long time. hmm .. you reminded me, looks delicious soon am gonna make this Ramya.

Devi Meyyappan said...

Hey.. delicious recipe with mangoes and very very nice click:).. looks yummy!!

Valarmathi said...

This is in my do list....right now we dont get here mangoes...Bookmarked Will try this sure.
Mango dhal looks yummy and lovely color.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Looks absolutely mouth-watering:)

AshKuku said...

Thanks for sharing your love on my post.... and I'm glad u came by..... That introduces your space to me...which is so adorable, with that yum collection of yummy recipes....

Very colorful too.... I loved your space totally.... Hope to c u around more often.....

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Priya Balchand said...

You have done exactly as we do.. It will be very yummy with ghee and rice...I am loving it :)

Bharathy said...

I badly want to try tomato dal and this mango dal...a speciality of andharaites..
Looks so comforting, ramya :)

simply.food said...

mango in dhal and unusual combination but definately will try.Thanks for dropping by my blog.Hope to see you there again.

Parita said...

Waiting for summer to make this dal, as we get raw mangoes only during the summer, its on my mind from a long time, your version sounds fabulous!

jayasri said...

I have an andhra friend, who is the who taught me make pappu, now we in the family everybody loves it, I have still not tried this mamadikaya pappu, some day soon I will try this.., yours look so very nice.., lovely click

Aparna said...

new to me ramya. nice post.luv to read.keep rocking dear!!!!!

Anjum said...

Reminds me of my mom's cooking :-) Love it !
Do drop by at http://anjuskitchentreasures.blogspot.com/

Cynthia said...

I haven't made mango dal in ages. When mangoes are back in season I hope I remember to do so. It's a tasty dal eh?

San!!! said...

Anything with mango goes to my hit list,mango pappu is so ravishing n the pic is lovely.Thanks for your comments,following you.

Tushita Gururaj said...

Hey thanks so much for your encouragement

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