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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sahjan Phali - Drumstick Mango Dal Recipe

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Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share one more summer special recipe for you. It is cooked with raw mangoes, drumsticks and pigeon peas. Sharing recipe with step by step pictures..

Drumstick Mango Dal is my all time favorite dal. This dal is also known as Khatti dal. The USP of today's recipe is that it is best suited for the summer season. I have added all those ingredients available in this season and strictly avoided strong flavors or garam masala powders, as summer means use of less spices and the addition of seasonal available ingredients to make it healthy, light and easy to digest.

Did you know that extreme summer heat, the temperature of our body and very spicy and masaledar food affect our digestion system. High heat can induce discomfort in our digestive system such as acidity or bloating. In fact acidity is the very common problem faced by many during this summer season.. Thus we need to change and cook food which works best in this season.

Let's get started
☑Recipe type

🔹Preparation time 5-10 min
🔹Dal soaking time 25-30 min
🔹Cooking time 35-40 min
🔹cooking method - slow cooking
🔹Cuisine - Indian
🔹 Serving 4

☑Ingredients required

🔸1 cup pigeon peas - toor dal
🔸1 small raw mango - kachha aam
🔸2 small tomatoes
🔸2-3 green chillies
🔸1 small piece ginger
🔸10-12 curry leaves
🔸1-2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped 
🔸3-4 drumsticks
🔸1 tbsp cooking oil
🔸1 tsp turmeric powder
🔸Salt to taste

☑ For Tempering - Tadka

🔹½ tsp cumin seeds
🔹⅓ tsp mustard seeds
🔹¼ tsp fenugreek seeds
🔹Pinch of asafoetida powder - Hing
🔹2-3 tsp cooking oil

♨ Step 1 Mise en place

Toor dal - Pigeon peas - Washed - soaked in sufficient water for 25-30 minutes.

Drumsticks - scrapped - cut into 2 inch slices - combine water, drumsticks and ½ tsp salt in a saucepan over a medium heat, cook it for 7-8 minutes until drumsticks are 80-85 % cooked. Keep it aside until called for.

Tomatoes - washed - roughly chopped

Raw mango - Kaccha aam - peeled - cut into small cubes

Green chillies - washed - finely chopped

Ginger - peeled and roughly chopped.

Step 2 Cooking time

◾In a casserole, add rinsed dal, water, turmeric powder, 1tbsp cooking oil and salt to taste. Cover it with lid, cook it on slow flame for 15-20 minutes, until dal is 85 - 90% cooked. Then churn dal with dal masher, keep churning until smooth. Keep it aside until needed.

◾Add chopped tomatoes, raw mangoes, curry leaves, coriander leaves, drumsticks with stock and green chillies. Mix it all well, add water, adjust dal water consistency according to your taste, cook it on slow flame for 5-7 minutes or until done.

♨ Step 3 Tempering - Dal Tadka

◾Heat oil in a small tadka pan, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and asafoetida. Let them pop and splutter well. Pour the tadka over the cooked dal . Our Drumstick mango dal is ready to dish out.

◾Serve immediately with hot steamed rice.


  1. Wow!Love all the delectable flavors in mango toor dal curry, yum yum!

  2. amazing looking dish!