Mangodi Ki Sabzi Recipe - A spicy side dish of moong dal dumplings.

This recipe is from the book Marwari Vegetarian Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Green gram dumplings (mangodi),

Cuisine : Marwari

Course : Main Course_Veg

Mangodi Ki Sabzi

As the Marwari business man settled down in many regions of the country, like Punjab, UP, Mumbai, Pune, Gujarat, Kolkata, Assam, Meghalaya and also abroad to expand his business and trade, he also adopted the regional culture and cuisine. The Marwari vegetarian food again comes in two varieties i.e. the food eaten by the common man that includes use of various spices and herbs and the food of the Marwari Jains that is prepared without using onions, garlic or for that matter any ingredient growing under the soil except for ginger and groundnuts.
Marwari vegetarian cooking has its own unique flavour where the simplest and the most basic of ingredients go into the preparation of most of the dishes. There are some specific reasons for the use of some specific ingredients. The harsh climate plus the non-availability of a lot of ingredients have shaped the traditional cuisine. 

Mangodi Ki Sabzi Recipe - How to make Mangodi Ki Sabzi


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Green gram dumplings (mangodi) 200 grams

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 2-3

  • Ginger paste 1/2 tablespoon

  • Tomato puree 2 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped1 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat two tablespoons oil in a kadai and sauté mangodi until crisp and slightly browned. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

Beat yogurt, add gram flour, salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and mix well. Heat remaining oil in a kadai. Add bay leaf, cumin seeds, dry red chillies and sauté.

Step 3

Add ginger paste, mangodi, tomato puree and yogurt mixture. Add one cup of water and mix well. Add garam masala powder and coriander leaves.

Step 4

Cook for a few minutes and serve hot.