Monday, March 12, 2012

Mamidikaya Vankaya Pappu | Raw Mango-Brinjal Dal

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LinkFew combinations work like a charm and this dal is one such example.Though raw mango dal is quite common all over Andhra ,brinjal dal is familiar only in few regions like Rayalaseema of Andhra. Dal with mango and brinjal is an unusual combination so I am not sure if any one is aware of this combination in a dal but my mom used to make it often and I developed the taste for it from childhood. It is commonly served with rice or ragi mudde at my house.When ever my mom makes raw mango dal or mango-brinjal dal,she always cooks the tough seed of raw mango (it is called mamidi tenka in telugu)in dal and I always used to demand that my portion of dal should contain at least one seed of raw mango..trust me!!.its quite fun to use your fingers and tongue to squeeze out that extra sourness from that mango seed. While I am not sure if you would like this combination when you have it for the first time , but it is definitely worth a try. The sourness from raw mango and the unique flavor and taste of brinjal mixed with a big dollop of ghee with hot rice will definitely make you lick your fingers.This dal is made bit thick when served with rice and bit thin when served with ragi mudde.
Mamidikaya-Vankaya Pappu | Raw Mango-Brinjal Dal Recipe:
(Serves 2-3)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Toor dal
1 small sour raw Mango
2 medium tender Brinjals
1 Onion,finely chopped
5-6 Green chillies,slit
5-6 Garlic pods
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
2 tsp Oil
Salt to taste

for tadka:
1 tbsp Oil/ghee
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
5-6 Curry leaves
a pinch of Hing
Method:
  • Scrape out the raw mango skin and slice it roughly.
  • Slit brinjal into 4 parts and slice them thin.
  • Wash the toor dal and soak for 10-15 mins.
  • Heat oil in a kadai/pan and add slit green chillies and garlic pods and fry them well.
  • Add finely chopped onions and fry well.Add slit brinjal pieces and fry until they turn slightly soft.
  • Remove the mixture and place it in a container which fits in the pressure cooker.Add the raw mango pieces to it.
  • Pressure cook toor dal(add turmeric in it) and brinjal-mango mixture in separate containers for 3 whistles.Pressure cooking them separately ensures that dal is cooked properly.
  • Once the pressure drops mix in the cooked brinjal-mango mixture in the dal and add salt and let it come to a boil.Add water to the dal according to the required consistency,this dal should be slightly thick.
  • Meanwhile in a small tadka pan heat oil/ghee and crackle mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • Add curry leaves and hing to it and fry for half a minute and add this tadka to the boiling dal and switch off the flame.
Serve it hot with steaming hot rice with a big dollop of ghee and papadam/fryums.
Notes:
  • While cooking mango dal,always keep in mind that dal and mango should be cooked separately else there might be chances that the sourness in raw mango will not let the dal cooked completely.
  • For a vegan version use only oil and avoid ghee in the recipe.

Variations:

  • You can follow the same method and make dals like brinjal,raw mango,bottle gourd,ridge gourd and palak.The dals taste good as they are,in case you need sourness add some tamarind extract to dal.
  • You can also replace green chillies with red chili powder,taste wise both tastes nice and only you will notice the color difference.
Can you see that mango seed(mamidi tenka) in dal in the above picture? That is my favorite part when ever I make raw mango dal or this mango-brinjal dal.I just love to make my hands messy squeezing out the extra juice and enjoying the sourness of raw mango seed..and talking all these my mouth is already watering and I wish this mango season we get good quality of mangoes.

43 comments:

Rookie Qookie said...

Oh!! I miss Bangalore and "pappu"..will try this soon :)

suma said...

We make dal with raw mangoes and its one of the must cook things during the season. Your version is brinjals and garlic is very tempting, shall try this soon!

Poonam Borkar said...

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Rekha shoban said...

adding mango in dal gives really delicious taste....nice presentation!

jeyashrisuresh said...

Wow very tempting and comforting recipe. Clicks are very beautiful

Dolly Sharma said...

I'm falling in love with all your clicks Pratibha !!! Beautiful presentation and a delicious mouth watering recipe.Love it.

Anonymous said...

Tangy yummy dal looks yummy.

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Anonymous said...

Looks tangy and delicoius.

Vimitha Anand said...

Tangy and yummy dhal variety...

faseela said...

wow....super yummy curry prathy

Hamaree Rasoi said...

We bengalis make Aam dal which is must during summers which has 'aati' in it(seed of raw mango). And yes we use our hand to enjoy till the last bite :-)Nice and comfort dal..

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Kanan said...

what a delicious dal! lovely pictures. I am happy that I am following you.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Mango and brinjal.. looks like a fun combo!

Usha said...

I make mamidikaya pappu byt never tried mamidikaya vankaya combination. Pappu looks comforting and delicious!

Taste Junction said...

Brinjal in dal is quite new for me..but then I can imagine the flavours along with mango!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

We too make mango daal, but dont add the brinjals..
I love the seed too!
Lovely picture...

Aarthi said...

wow..awesome recipe

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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks perfectly done and loved the last pic and last paragraph ;) pics are perfect!

San said...

Flavorful dal with brinjal n mango. The combo will work awesome with rice n some ghee. Clicks are superb prathy.

Lav said...

awesome clikcs......mango season is around and a this is must try recipe..

Lav said...

awesome clikcs......mango season is around and a this is must try recipe..

Maayeka said...

Never tried the mango with brinjal combo in daal..looks tempting and delicious..

Sobha Shyam said...

what a wonderful combo, delicious and tempting dal :)

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Indulge said...

My Mom made raw mango and dal, but never added brinjal to the dal. Cannot say will try it as the raw mango we get here is not really great and full of strings. Can I try adding Gooseberries?
Love Ash.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks superb, beautiful clicks.

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Prathibha said...

@ash...I never tried dal with gooseberries so I cant assure you how it tastes.raw mango dal is a classic one and I dont think so that you can achieve the same result with gooseberries..but there is no harm in trying out,if you do plz lemme know how it turned out

Uma said...

wonderful dish. looks so good.

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Adding brinjal to dal is quite new... this version looks very tempting and yummy. Neat and nice clicks. liked the blue and white kitchen napkin.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

this sounds wonderfully tangy! looking out for raw mango next i go to the grocery store

Surekha said...

Love this recipe !

Kaveri said...

Have tried mango dal...but with brinjals is a new combo to me...must try

kala said...

Trying mango with brinjal interesting combination will def try :)

Sriya said...

very yummy never tried this combination ...give try it soonwww.sriyafood.blogspot.com

Nitha said...

delicious dal..

khushi said...

yummy!!

Treatntrick treatntrick said...

Simple yet tempting!

Vijitha said...

Love the composition in the pictures. Very authentic and makes me crave for a meal with you.

Soundarya V said...

I make dal with raw mangoes..Adding brinjal is new..will try this next time..

Sayantani said...

never have tried this exact combination but sounds wonderful. actually tur dal is not that common in our Bengali kitchen. we generally makes with masoor or mung. lovely clicks.

Archana said...

i love this only to temp my kids I use the pickle masala. Never tried the brinjal though will do so soon.

Santosh Bangar said...

new combo for me but sounds wonderful

Smitha said...

we are just getting rains! :)...dont worry summer will be gone and Monsoon will be there soon!....perfect for Ugadi - Mamidikaya pappu!...I have two green mangos in the fridge right now!!! hehe...

radha said...

Great pictures. Waiting for the raw and ripe mangoes to flood the market

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