mamidikaya pappu recipe | andhra pappu recipe | andhra mango dal

mamidikaya pappu recipe with step by step pics. there are myriad ways raw unripe mangoes are used in the indian cuisine. adding tart or sour mangoes to dal is one such way. this brings some sourness to the dal and tastes very good.

mamidikaya pappu

in this post i am sharing the andhra way of making mango dal. in telugu this khatta dal or sour dal is called as mamidikaya pappu. here ‘mamidikaya’ means mango and ‘pappu‘ means dal.

on our recent trip to tirupati in andhra pradesh, we had a few varieties of andhra pappu (dals), some varieties of pulusu (tamarind based stews) and a few types of kura (curries). mamidikaya pappu was one such variation we had there. it was delicious, so i thought of making the recipe at home. usually i make another variation of mango drumstick dal.

there are some variations in making andhra mamidikaya pappu. i have cooked the raw mangoes in a pan, but you can also cook them with the dal in the pressure cooker. i have used tuvar dal, but even moong dal can be used. this dal can be made thick or with a medium consistency. addition of mangoes makes the dal on the thicker side. so you can adjust the consistency by adding less or more water. you can choose what suits you best.

making mamidikaya pappu is easy and is best had with some steamed rice.

how to make mamidikaya pappu

cooking dal

1. in a 3 litre pressure cooker, take ½ cup tuvar dal. add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

2. then add 1.75 to 2 cups water and mix everything. if using a smaller size cooker, then add less water.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

3. pressure cook on a medium flame for 7 to 8 whistles or for 10 to 12 minutes till the dal is cooked very well. for a smaller cooker, less time will be required for cooking dal.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

4. when the pressure settles down on its own in the cooker, open the lid.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

5. mash the cooked dal with a spoon. keep aside.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

making mamidikaya pappu

6. heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan. keep flame to a low and then add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds. let the mustard seeds splutter.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

7. then add 10 to 12 methi seeds and 1 green chili, chopped. instead of green chili, you can use 1 dry red chili (broken and seeds removed) or even use both.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

8. fry till the methi seeds change color. keep flame to a low or if the pan has become too hot, then you can switch off the flame. then add 3 to 4 medium garlic cloves, crushed lightly or chopped.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

9. fry till the garlic turns light golden.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

10. then add ⅓ cup chopped onions and 8 to 10 curry leaves.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

11. mix and begin to sauté onions on a low to medium-low flame till they turn translucent.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

12. when the onions become translucent, add ½ cup chopped unripe raw mango cubes and ¼ teaspoon red chili powder. mix well. for a more spicy dal, you can add ½ teaspoon red chilli powder.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

13. then add 1 cup water.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

14. cover the pan and cook the raw unripe mango cubes till they soften.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

15. in between do check.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

16. cook till the mango pieces have softened. if you press the mango pieces, they should get mashed.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

17. now add the cooked dal.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

18. season with salt as per taste.

making mamidikaya pappu recipe

19. mix very well. if the dal looks very thick then you can add some water.

mamidikaya pappu recipe

20. cook on a low flame for a few minutes or till the mamidikaya pappu comes to a boil.

mamidikaya pappu recipe

21. then switch off flame and add 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves. mix again.

mamidikaya pappu recipe

22. serve mamidikaya pappu hot with steamed rice.

mamidikaya pappu recipe

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mamidikaya pappu

5 from 1 vote
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:40 mins
Course:main course
Cuisine:andhra,south indian
Calories: 123kcal
Servings (change the number to scale):4
mamidikaya pappu recipe, andhra pappu recipe, andhra mango dal recipe
mamidikaya pappu is an andhra style dal made with raw unripe mangoes. 

INGREDIENTS FOR mamidikaya pappu

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

for cooking dal

  • ½ cup tuvar dal (tur dal, arhar dal, pigeon pea lentils)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1.75 to 2 cups water

other ingredients for mamidikaya pappu

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • 10 to 12 fenugreek seeds (methi)
  • 1 green chili - chopped (hari mirch)
  • 3 to 4 medium garlic cloves - crushed lightly or chopped (lahsun)
  • cup chopped onions or 1 medium sized onion, chopped (pyaaz)
  • 8 to 10 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • ½ cup chopped unripe raw mango cubes (kachcha aam)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1 cup water
  • salt as required
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)

HOW TO MAKE mamidikaya pappu

cooking dal for mamidikaya pappu recipe

  • in a 3 litre pressure cooker, take ½ cup tuvar dal. add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.
  • then add 1.75 to 2 cups water and mix everything. if using a smaller size cooker, then add less water.
  • pressure cook on a medium flame for 7 to 8 whistles or for 10 to 12 minutes till the dal is cooked very well and mushy. for a smaller cooker, less time will be required for cooking dal.
  • when pressure settles down on its own in the cooker, open the lid. mash the cooked dal with a spoon. keep aside.

making mamidikaya pappu

  • heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan. keep flame to a low and then add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  • then add 10 to 12 methi seeds and 1 green chili (chopped). instead of green chili, you can use 1 dry red chili (broken and seeds removed) or even can use both.
  • fry till the methi seeds change color. keep flame to a low or if the pan has become too hot, then you can switch off the flame. then add 3 to 4 medium garlic cloves, crushed lightly or chopped.
  • fry till the garlic turns light golden.
  • then add ⅓ cup chopped onions and 8 to 10 curry leaves.
  • mix and begin to sauté onions on a low to medium-low flame till they turn translucent.
  • when the onions become translucent, add ½ cup chopped unripe raw mango cubes and ¼ teaspoon red chili powder. mix well. for a more spicy dal, you can add ½ teaspoon red chilli powder.
  • then add 1 cup water.
  • cover the pan and cook the raw unripe mango cubes till they soften. in between do check.
  • cook till the mango pieces have softened. if you press the mango pieces, they should get mashed.
  • now add the cooked dal. season with salt as per taste.
  • mix very well. if the dal looks very thick then you can add some water.
  • cook on a low flame for a few minutes or till the mamidikaya pappu comes to a boil.
  • then switch off flame and add 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves. mix again. optionally you can garnish with coriander leaves while serving mamidikaya pappu.
  • serve mamidikaya pappu hot with steamed rice. 

NOTES

1. you can also make this mamidikaya pappu without onions and garlic. add a pinch of asafoetida and some ginger after frying fenugreek seeds (methi).
2. you can make the consistency of mamidikaya pappu as per your choice. add less water for a thicker consistency and some more water for a medium consistency.
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4 comments/reviews

  1. Can You suggest a variation of this ….the sour taste of raw mango without the cooked raw mango piece in the rasam ……

    • you can boil raw mangoes separately. then blend and make a pulp/paste of them. do the tempering part, add the raw mango pulp. sauté for a minute. then add cooked dal. mix well and heat through till dal comes to a boil. add water if required if the dal is too thick.

  2. Hi Dassana.
    I love your blog.
    I have tried a lot of your recipes and have become more confident in trying other cuisines.
    Awesome job. Your passion for cooking and creating shines through!5 stars

    • thank you charanya 🙏. glad to read your comment 😊. happy cooking and all the best to you.