Mango Dal | Mamidikaya Pappu

 Mango Dal | Mamidikaya Pappu 

Mango Dal | Mamidikaya Pappu

Mamidikaya Pappu, also known as mango dal, is a traditional delicacy from South Indian cuisine. This flavorful and tangy dish is a combination of raw mangoes (called mamidikaya in Telugu) and toor dal, tempered with spices. Its origins can be traced back to the Andhra Telangana regions, where it is enjoyed at festive feasts and regular meals alike.

The preparation of mamidikaya pappu is simple and straightforward. To begin, the toor dal is cooked and mashed before being tempered with spices. The mangoes are then cooked with spice powder, and the cooked dal is added and simmered for a few minutes before being garnished and served hot.

There are many regional variations of mango dal, with some recipes including onions and tomatoes, other vegetables, or coconut paste. Despite these differences, mango dal remains a nutritional powerhouse, rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Consuming this dish can boost immunity, improve digestion, and support healthy skin and vision.

For a delicious and classic recipe for mamidikaya pappu or mango dal, see below.


Toor dal -1/2 cup (cooked and mashed)
Raw mango-1 no (skin removed and chopped to cubes)
Crushed garlic -4-6 nos
Green chillies-3 nos slit lengthwise 
Red chillies-2 nos
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste 
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Asafoetida-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-few
Coriander leaves-few
Ghee -1 tsp 

Mango Dal Recipe Video 


👉Wash and pressure cook the toor dal along with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, asafoetida and required water for 6 whistles and mash it well, set aside.

👉Heat ghee in a kadai add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies, green chillies, curry leaves, crushed garlic and allow it to splutter.

👉Add the raw mangoes and sauté for few seconds.

👉Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and required salt mix well.

👉Add 3/4 cup water and cook covered for 2-4 minutes until the mangoes are cooked.

👉Now add the cooked and mashed dal little water (if required) adjust consistency ,mix well and boil for 2-4 minutes.

👉Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and switch off the gas.

👉Serve hot with rice drizzled with ghee.

Preparation Time-20 minutes 

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