This is an authentic Andhra recipe of dal cooked with raw mango. Pappu is a thicker version of dal and is cooked either plain or with the addition of vegetables, greens or raw mango. It can be relished with plain rice and ghee along with some other side dish and fried papads.
Toor dal .... 1 cup
Raw mango ... 1 small (about 1/2 cup grated or pieces)
Green chillies ... 1 -2
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Salt ........... to taste
Mustard seeds ... 1 tsp
Cumin seeds ..... 1/2 tsp
Dry red chillies ... 1-2
Asafoetida ....... 1 pinch
Garlic ............ 2-3 cloves (crushed)
Curry leaves .... 1 sprig
1. Clean the mango and wipe it with a cloth. Peel it and cut into small pieces or grate it.
2. Soak toor dal for 3-4 hours.
3. Pressure cook dal with mango, turmeric powder, little salt and green chillies adding 2 or 2 and 1/2 cups of water.
4. In a pan heat the oil and add the tempering ingredients. When they crackle add the crushed garlic and simmer until it becomes light brown and crispy.
Mix the tempering and dal together. Save little for garnishing before you serve.
Note: the quantity of green chillies and raw mango can be according to your liking.