Mango Dal

Finger licking taste of this mango dal is very simple and easy to prepare. Excellent combination with plain cooked rice or roti, No wonder tastes heavenly with these two simple dishes.

There are many different kinds of mangoes that range in color, shape, flavor and size. While the skin color of mangoes can vary from green to red, yellow or orange, the inner flesh of the mango is mostly a golden yellow. They have a sweet and creamy taste and contain a lot of  vitamins and minerals. It provides a nutritional breakdown and an in-depth look at their possible health benefits, we have to incorporate more mangoes into our diet.

Mangoes have been named the most widely consumed fruit in the world. Some of the possible health benefits of consuming mango include a decreased risk of macular degeneration, a decreased risk of colon cancer, improvement in digestion and bone health and even benefits for the skin and hair.

Mango Dal
Mango Dal


Ingredients to prepare: Serves 4 people

Mango-1 small

Toor dal cooked-1 cup

Onion-1 medium

Tomato-1 small

Green chillies-5 to 8

Curry leaves-1 twig

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Salt 1 tsp

To temper:

Oil- 2 tsp

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Hing assafoetida-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Method to prepare:

Cook fist full of dal  for 3 whistles.

Wash and cut the mango into small cubes.

Cut onion green chillies and tomato.


Heat pan with oil and temper it with above-mentioned ingredients.

Saute onion, green chillies and the mango, saute till the mango gets soft cooked.


Add tomato, saute for a while, mix salt and turmeric powder and sprinkle some water, now add cooked dal and allow it to boil for 3 more minutes.



Boil all the above ingredients add cooked dal and season it.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve this aromatic flavourful mango dal with plain cooked rice or roti.



Boil dal separately and other vegetables, and season it.







Tamil new year Mango pachadi

Chettinadcookbook wishing you all,Happy Tamil new year with the special dish Maanga pachadi:

Wishing you all happy new year with Aru suvai mango pachadi. This dish is special on our new year day to celebrate the taste of Arusuvai,  sweetness from jaggery added in it,sour from mango,Bitter from neem flower,a pinch of salt added to enhance the taste,tanginess is  the originality of raw mango and red chilli added while seasoning, cooked altogether as a simple and special dish on Tamil new year, to enjoy the all six taste in our life. Delicious and finger licking taste with curd rice.

Manga pachadi
Manga pachadi

Ingredients to prepare:Method to prepare:

Raw mango-2

Jaggery-1/2 cup powdered

Salt a pinch

Neem flower- few

To Temper:

Oil or Ghee-1 tsp

Mustard seed-1/2 tsp

Dry red chilli-1

Curry leaves-1 twig

Method to prepare:

Wash and cube cut mango with the skin and the inner part.

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Boil 1/2 cup of water and cook cut mango cubes, once it is done ( it takes very less time to get cooked) add salt and jaggery powder.

Allow it to boil for 3  more minutes, now add neem leaf.

It is time to season it, temper it with above-mentioned ingredients, add curry leaves drop into the mixture, mix well and serve.



Plenty of fruits on this day Ma, Pala,Vazhai,chithirai kani, I made fruit salad.