Mango Spinach Dal

8 May

Mamidikaya Palakura Pappu.

Spinach and mango is a very good combination. Here, toor dal is cooked till soft and mango is chopped up and pressure cooked as well. Oil is tempered with spices and spinach is briefly fried before adding cooked toor dal and mango. The dal is boiled for couple of minutes and served with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 5 Servings of Mango Spinach Dal.


Spinach 2 Cups Packed
Raw Mango 1 Small
Toor Dal 1 Cup
Garlic 4 cloves
Green Chiles 4
Turmeric Powder a big pinch
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 4
Asafoetida a pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash toor dal under fresh water to remove any dirt.
Peel, remove pit and chop raw mango into small cubes.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.

Place washed dal in a vessel and pour 3 cups of water.
Place chopped mango in a vessel along with green chiles and pour around quarter cup of water.
Pressure cook both the dal and the mango at the same time but in different vessels for 3 whistles.

Wash and roughly chop spinach leaves.
Peel and lightly mash the garlic cloves.

Heat oil in a small pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order along with garlic cloves.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add spinach, turmeric powder and salt.
Fry till spinach leaves leave water and wilt.
Then stir in cooked toor dal and cooked mango.
Cook on low flame for around 3 minutes.
Serve spinach leaves mango dal with steamed rice and crispy papad.
Notes: Make sure to cook the dal and raw mango well.

Suggestions: Make sure dal is perfectly cooked before adding cooked mango for dal doesn’t cook once mango is added. Add fresh chopped green chiles to tempering for more spice.
Variations: Alternatively, mango pieces and toor dal can be cooked separately in a sauce pot with boiling water. Chopped onion can also be added along with the tempering.
Other Names: Mango Spinach Dal, Mamidikaya Palakura Pappu.

5 Responses to “Mango Spinach Dal”

  1. Hari Chandana May 9, 2010 at 9:35 am #

    Tangy & healthy dal .. Perfect with hot rice.

  2. Hema May 9, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    Mango Spinach Dal looks yummy.

  3. Apu May 9, 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    Lovely!! I just love this dal!!

  4. Ranjana May 11, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    delicious and different!!!

  5. Raji May 14, 2010 at 9:59 am #

    @Hari Chandana it is tangy and tasty. thx
    @Hema oh it is yummy dal. thank you
    @Apu me too. thanks
    @Ranjana very delicious. give it a try

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