Apr 3, 2013

Mamidikaya Menthikoora Pappu | Mango Methi Dal

"Mamidikaya Pappu" is a classic recipe in Andhra Cuisine. It is prepared using moong dal or toor dal cooked with raw mango.

My sister introduced me to this recipe and I have a given some variations to the original recipe by adding Fenugreek leaves and ripe mango.  Using ripe and raw mango gives sweet and tangy flavor and its a wonderful combination served with rice. 


1 cup Moong Dal
1/2 cup Toor Dal
1/ 2 Raw Mango, cubed
1/2 Ripe Mango, cubed
1 bunch of Methi Leaves
1 small piece Ginger, grated / minced
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
4 Green chilies, slit lengthwise
5-6 Curry leaves
1 Onion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 tsp Ghee


  • Using a pressure cooker, cook moong dal and toor dal with 3 cups of water 

  • In a sauce pan, heat ghee, add mustard seeds. When it starts to crackle, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, green chilies, ginger, and onions. Saute until onions turn transparent

  • Add turmeric powder, raw  mango, ripe mango and methi leaves. Mix well and cook for 3-5 minutes

  • After pressure has cooled, add mango and methi seasoning mix into cooked dal. Adjust salt as per taste.

  • Serve hot with rice

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