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Mamidikaya Pappu ~ Mango Dal

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Mamidikaya pappu aka Mango dal is Andhra’s treasured classic pappu kura (dal). The recipe featured is a family favorite and its as simple as it can possibly be. Mango and tuvar dal are a magical combination. They are lovely on their own, but together, they are a match made in heaven. The tang of the mangoes bolsters the earthiness of the lentils and the garlic infused spiced seasoning lends a subtle savory flavor. Refreshing and lip-smackingly good!

Mamidikaya Pappu Recipe

Preparation: 25-30 mts

Serves 3-4 persons

Cuisine: Andhra



1 small cup tur dal/red gram dal/kandi pappu

1/2 cup peeled and chopped raw mango pieces

1 onion, chopped

big pinch turmeric pwd

2-3 green chillis, slit lengthwise

1/2 tsp chopped ginger

salt to taste

1 1/2 -2 cups water

For seasoning/poppu/tadka:

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

3-4 garlic cloves, crushed

2 dry red chillis, de-seed and tear

10-12 fresh curry leaves

2-3 tsps oil

1 In a pressure cooker, place dal, mango pieces, onions, green chillis, ginger and turmeric pwd. Add 1 1/2 to 2 cups of water and pressure cook upto 3 whistles. If cooking over stove top, cook till the dal and mango pieces are almost cooked.
2 Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add mustard seeds and as they splutter, add cumin seeds, garlic, red chillis and curry leaves and stir fry for half a minute.
3 Add this to the pressure cooked dal along with salt and combine. Cook on slow to medium flame for 8-10 mts without lid or till you get the consistency of your choice.
4 Serve with white rice, a stir fry dish (vepudu) and appadam.


You can alternately, cook the mango pieces separately in a cup of water and add the mango pieces with the left over water to the pressure cooked dal.

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By • May 4th, 2009 • Category: All Recipes, Andhra Recipes, Indian Dal Recipes, Indian Lentil Recipes, Indian Vegan Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes

  • kalva

    lovely pappu.. like mango any way

  • Madhuri

    I have been following your website for a long time , this is a Perfect recipe to Welcome Summer! Thanks Sailu.

  • Michelle

    Sounds very interesting. I can’t wait to try it. I have a Mango that is almost too ripe, will that work ok or should I get one that is less ripe?

    You need a raw mango, Michelle.

  • Gauri

    my grandma makes this, sans the onions and garlic.. i find a lot of similarity between andhra and maharashtrian cuisine going by some recipes on your blog

  • hb

    great to see you back..I keep checking everyday for any updates. I am going to try this right away!

  • VK

    This was yummm… i tried it today morning. Great result. Thanks a ton.

  • Shubha

    I was waiting for your mamidikaya pappu recipe. I tried it last sunday. Turned out Yummmmmmm… thanks to u…
    I boiled raw mango and dal separately. Prepared it along with Kodi vepudu…
    It was an awesome combo…

  • Kalyani

    Love this mamidikaya pappu sailu……. lovely tempting picture ……

  • Bharathi’s Kitchen

    Mango and Dal! Now that’s an interesting combination.

  • chandrasekhar nukala

    Very nice website. I have tried a lot of dishes and they are perfect.

    We make this mamidikaya pappu with a variation that is divine.
    Dont use ginger and garlic in the recipe. Instead, in the tempering add a big pinch of HING.

    Try it and you would be amazed at the taste and flavor.


    Keep up the good work!!!

    You are absolutely right. I prepare this variation too using asafoetida sans the garlic and ginger.

  • bee

    i have some frozen green mango in the fridge. thanks for another wonderful recipe, dear sailu.

  • manila

    Sounds good. Will give it a try.

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  • Pruthvipaturu52

    idiotic pappu stupid