Aug 14, 2008

Lentils with Mustard greens and Green Mango..

This is one of the most simple and delicious dals that I have eaten. Easy to make and finger licking look.

Raw green mango pieces gives it a nice tang, roughly chopped mustard leaves makes it wholesome, and the garlic tempering makes it just complete. Also, I have used Red lentils/Masoor dal, which cooks really fast. Now, can't get better than that rite ? Do try it to see what I mean.


Red Lentils/Masoor Dal - 1/2 cup
Mustard Greens, roughly chopped( excluding the tough stems) - 1 cup
Green mango pieces with skin, cut into big chunks - 1/2 cup (approx. 1/2 of a big size green mango)
Onion, cut into chunks - 1 small
Cumin powder/Jeera powder - 1 tsp
Green Chillies - 5-6
Garlic cloves - 4, finely sliced
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste


- Wash the lentils and pressure cook with the mustard greens, onions, green chillies, salt and enough water for 1 whistle.

- Once done and the pressure drops, transfer the contents from the cooker into a pan, bring to a a boil, add turmeric powder and jeera powder. Add water if needed to adjust the consistency, and adjust salt at this point.

- In a separate small pan, heat oil, add the sliced garlic and fry till it turns light brown.

- Now, pour this over the cooked dal mixture and cover the pan immediately.

- Serve hot with rice or rotis and a side curry.

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shriya said...

I never tried mustard green yours look so yummy must give a try to your recipe. Bookmarked it.

Shilpa said...

That looks like a lovely recipe Maya. I am sure the mangoes would have given a great taste to it.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW.... This is a mouthwatering recipe... Looks so good. Lovely green color... Yum!

Seema said...

This looks & sounds delicious Maya! Liked the Garlic Phanna on top.. all crispy & flavourfull :-)

Pearlsofeast said...

Excellent recipe and I love mustard leaves.Ur dal looks great.

Meera said...

That garlic tempering is making me drool. :-) Looks very delicious!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow something new. I gonna try thosout. Looks yummy.

Hima said...

Nice variety. I usually cook mustard greens with toor dal and a touch of tamarind pulp. Try that too, even that tastes yummy.

Vandana Rajesh said...

The mangoes must have given it a nice tangy flavor. Just some mangoes today and the whole house is smelling so nice with it:)