December 03, 2013


1 cup aahar or tuvar dal
half tsp haldi (turmeric powder)
11/2 tsp salt or to taste
1 unripe mango
1 onion-finely chopped
3 cloves garlic-finely chopped
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
1 dry red chilly
A few curry leaves
1 tbsp ghee or 2 tsp oil


  1. Wash and soak the dal for 1 hour.
  2. Add 11/2 tsp salt and haldi.keep on medium fire to boil till the dal is half cooked.
  3. Peel the mango cut into big pieces.add to the half cooked dal.
  4. Cook till dal is tender and the mango pieces are cooked to a pulp.
  5. Keep aside. Heat the ghee in a frying pan and fry the cumin seeds till they get brown.
  6. Add chopped onion and garlic and fry till brown.
  7. Add red chillies and curry leaves. Add to the cooked dal. Aam dal should be watery in consistency.
  8. Serve with rice.

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