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Mango Dal recipe, Mamidikaya Pappu Recipe, Mangai Paruppu. Learn how to make the delicious and simple dal made with green mango.

Mango Dal recipe, Mamidikaya Pappu Recipe, Mangai Paruppu

With the mango in season, I just need reasons to use mangoes as much as possible. Well, once the season goes, I would have to wait a year to taste them again. And this mango dal recipe or the mamidikaya pappu recipe is simply out of the world. It is absolutely fantastic. Since the mangoes are readily available in the market, do not miss this chance to make this mango dal recipe or the mamidikaya pappu.
Course Gravy
Cuisine Indian
Author Fa's Kitchen


  • 1 cup toor dal
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup green mango cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp garlic finely chopped
  • 2 whole dry red chili
  • 1 sprig of curry leaf
  • 1 onion sliced


  • Wash and soak the toor dal for half an hour.
  • Add dal and salt with sufficient water in a pressure cooker and cook till the dal is done.
  • Allow the cooker to cool on it's own before releasing the steam and lightly mash the dal.
  • Add the cut mango pieces and turmeric powder and cook for a couple of whistles. Switch off the flame and allow the pressure cooker to cool.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds till they splutter.
  • Add the cumin seeds, whole red chili, curry leaves and onion. Fry till the onion is golden brown in color.
  • Add the cooked dal to this tempering and adjust the amount of water in it according to your preference. You can add more water if you like thin gravy or less water if you like thick consistency.
  • Bring to a boil and switch off the flame. Serve hot with rice.