Indian Mango Dal

Indian Mango Dal

Ready in 40 minutes

Here, yellow lentils (toor dal) and mango are cooked in a more traditionally Southern India style—more souplike. Both ripe and underripe mango will work: less-ripe mango imparts a tart flavor and holds its shape, while riper mango breaks down more during cooking and gives the dish a sweeter taste. Serve over basmati rice or with roasted chicken.

"Easy and toddler approved. It was too watery so I drained the lentils before mixing with the onions. "

- grubtime

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1 cup Yellow Lentils
4 cups Water
1 teaspoon Salt; Divided
1/2 teaspoon Ground Turmeric
1 tablespoon Canola Oil
1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1 medium Onion; Chopped
4 Garlic cloves; Minced
1 tablespoon Ginger; Fresh, Minced
1/2 teaspoon Ground Coriander
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
2 Mangos; Peeled and Diced
1/2 cup Cilantro; Chopped, Fresh

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



1. Place lentils in a colander and rinse until the water runs clear. Combine lentils, 4 cups water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and turmeric in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, partially cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and cook until fragrant and starting to brown, about 30 seconds. Add onion; cook, stirring, until soft and beginning to brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, coriander, cayenne and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more.

3. Stir the garlic mixture and mangoes into the lentils. Return to a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are falling apart, 10 to 15 minutes more. Stir in cilantro.


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ceceannjustice 9 months ago
I love this old friend :)
JeffBacker 1 year ago
Easy and toddler approved. It was too watery so I drained the lentils before mixing with the onions.
grubtime 2 years ago
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