Mango Sambar

I love anything to do with Mango.. Mango session brings special joy to me. Mango sambar is one of my favourite. However rest of the family neutral to it. Once in a while I just sneak it in. My mum was visiting me. So took the opportunity to make mango sambar. Now a days you can see mango all over.. Whole house is filled with aroma of it. But nothing beats the mango we get back home. My MIL house has mango tree. Mango from that tree goes well for sambar. I am really missing it :-)


Thuvar dhal (Toor Dha, Dal) - 1/2 Cup
Mango - 1 (cut into bigger junks (2 inch pieces). If you cut smaller it will get mashed)
Red Chillies - 2 (broken into 2)
Tamarind - marble size (Soak it in 1/2 cup of hot water and take the juice out of it)
Curry leaves - 10
Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Fenugreek seeds - 1/8 spoon
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Small onion / shallots - 5-7 (Peel and cut thinly)
Sambar powder -2 teaspoon


Pressure cook dhal with turmeric powder
Heat the kada and add oil. When it is hot add mustard seeds, Fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and red chillies. When Mustard star to pop add onion and fry till it is transparent. Add Mango and fry for 2 mins. Add tamarind and sambar powder. Mix well and let it boil for a min. Drain water from dhal and add to the kada. Let it boil for another min. Mash cooked dhal and add to the kada. Boil till Mango is cooked. Switch it off
Serve hot with rice.