Thursday, 15 March 2018

Amba Dal (Kairichi Dal) ~ Raw Mango and Lentil Salad

Amba Dal (Kairichi Dal) is a Maharashtrian recipe which is mainly made for Chaitra Gauri Pujan. Amba dal and Panhe is offered to godess Parvati (Gauri).

  • Raw mango (Kairi), grated- ¼ cup or some more (depends upon sourness of raw mango)
  • Chana dal- ½ cup
  • Green chillies- 2 to 3
  • Ginger- ½ inch
  • Fresh coconut, scrapped- ¼ cup
  • Sugar-  a pinch
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil- 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida (Hing)- ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Byadagi red chilli- 1 to 2
  • Fresh coriander, finely chopped- 2 tbsp

  • Soak chana dal for minimum 4 hours.
  • Drain all the water. Grind dal coarsely with green chilies and ginger. Do not use water to grind.
  • Peel raw mango and grate it.
  • Combine ground dal, grated raw mango, scrapped coconut, sugar and salt.
  • Heat oil in the small (tadka) pan and add mustard seeds. Once mustard seeds crackle, add red chili, asafoetida and turmeric powder. Saute for few seconds and immediately add on dal mixture. Mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander. Amba dal is ready to serve.