After experimenting with Mango-Ginger pickle, I got back to using this wonder spice in the usual way, that is in a Dal. The taste of Dal completely changes and a nice flavor tickles your taste buds. The goodness of Methi leaves, the flavor of mango ginger a perfect recipe for a sumptuous meal. I got very few words to describe this dal..eating this dal sums up in as many is how I prepare..

Ingredients - 

Fenugreek leaves/Methi leaves chopped 1.5 cups
Toor Dal (Kandi Pappu) 1 cup
Mango Ginger 2 inches
Salt as per taste
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies 6-7 (or as per taste)
*Coriander leaves half a handful 
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1 tsp, Urad dal 1 tsp, Jeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp, Hing couple pinches, 1 dried red chilli)
Lemon Juice 2 tsp or tamarind juice 2 Tbsp

Method Of Preparation - 

Gently clean the leaves well.

In a pressure cooker boil toor dal and methi leaves.

After the cooker cools down, heat a sauce pan and add oil and the seasoning. After the mustard seeds splutter and the urad dal is brown add the boiled fenugreek leaves and the dal. 

Make a paste of green chillies, Coriander leaves and Mango-Ginger. Add the paste ,turmeric and salt. (If using tamarind juice now is the time to add) 

*Updated - Take care not to use too much of coriander leaves as it might dominate the flavor and sideline the mango-ginger flavor.

Let the dal simmer for couple of minutes and (Squeeze in the lemon juice now if not using tamarind juice) serve over hot rice and ghee.

Enjoy every morsel of Dal-Rice with the flavor of mango-ginger tickling your taste buds!

Note - The methi leaves can be sauteed and boiled in the sauce pan along with the seasoning. But I prefer to pressure cook as it is faster and hassle free for me!

Serves Approx 4 Adults

Preparation Time 35 min

Posted by Harini on Wednesday, October 27, 2010


  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. Adding mango ginger in dal sounds very interesting..awesome and healthy dal..

  3. Satya Says:
  4. dal looks delicious ,love the flavor of mango ginger in it ..yummy


  5. dal with mango ginger.. love it.. new to me but am sure it tasted great.

  6. aipi Says:
  7. Nice flavorful daal..I have never cooked with mango ginger,may be i should try it now!

    US Masala

  8. Suma Gandlur Says:
  9. I have a bag of mango ginger roots in the fridge from many months now. Have to try this.
    BTW, how much coriander leaves do you use here?

  10. Suma Gandlur Says:
  11. Forgot to mention that dal is indeed a unique one.:) Good night.

  12. Inventive Recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I love mango ginger....especially the pickle n chutney..loved the addition of it to the dal

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