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Aam Ki Dal (Toor dal With Raw Mango)

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Aam Ki Dal – Toor Dal with Raw Mango – Instant Pot

Kacche Aam Ki Dal is a very simple dal recipe but delicious. This is Toor dal with raw mango. The tanginess of raw mangoes gives a delicious flavor to dal. Today I am using Instant Pot, that’s what I have been using instead pressure cooker. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup toor dal (arhar dal)
  • 1/2 cup raw mango (peeled and cut into small pieces)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi)
  • 3 cups water

Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1/8 tsp asafetida (hing)
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp green chili (cut into small pieces)
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder

Method

  1. Wash dal changing water few times. 

  2. Put dal with 2 cups water into instant pot and add salt, turmeric, and mango. Close the cover and cook on high heat for 8 minutes. Recently I have been using instant pot instead pressure-cooker. It takes the same time as pressure cooker advantage is you don’t have to watch over when it starts steaming and when it is time to turn off. You can take care other things.
  3. After dal is done it should be soft. If needed add more water, dal should not be very thick. Dal will thicken as it sits. Make it more liquid than you want it to be.

seasoning

  1. Heat ghee in a small saucepan. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the ghee; if it cracks immediately, the oil is ready. Turn off the heat, add the cumin seeds, and mustard seeds. When they begin to crack, add the asafetida, curry leaves, and green chilies. Stir for a few seconds. Add red chili powder and 1 tablespoon of water to prevent the spices from burning. Pour spice mix chaunk over hot dal, before serving.

Recipe Notes

Notes, I have been using instant pot instead of pressure-cooker. Many people think it is a time saver, no it takes the same time as pressure cooker,  but it is hassle free you start and do other things you need to do, no watching over. it is also easy to clean.


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12 thoughts on “Aam Ki Dal (Toor dal With Raw Mango)

  1. Dear Manjula. Two questions
    1. If I’m making 4 cups of toor dal, should the water be 4 times?

    2. What about the time on instant pot for 4 cups?

  2. Manjula, the raw mango completely got mixed with the dal. Can I add the mango later just before serving. I even tried bigger pieces.


  3. Ok, I made this! It was fabulous. The only thing I changed was I used basil leaves instead of curry leaves because I just could not find them anywhere.

  4. This looks delicious! I have Instant Pot also and wanted to use for Indian cooking.
    Do you have more recipes that you cooked with Instant Pot?

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