How to make Kairi Ki Dal - Tuvar dal cooked with raw mango and sambhar onions and tempered.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Raw Mango (कच्चा आम), Split Pigeon Pea

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Kairi Ki Dal Recipe Card

Kairi Ki Dal

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Kairi Ki Dal checkout Aamras Ki Kadhi, Kachche Aam ki Kadhi, Raw Mango Rasam. You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Vegetable Kadhi, Sprouted Beans Kadhi, Ridge Gourd Ambat, Tomato saar.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Kairi Ki Dal Recipe

  • Raw Mango cut into ½ inch cubes 1 small

  • Split Pigeon Pea soaked 1 cup

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Sambhar onions 7-8

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garlic,sliced 5 cloves

  • Dried red chillies broken and seeded 4

  • Onions diced 2 medium

  • Curry leaves 15

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Boil the toovar dal in three cups of water.

Step 2

Heat two tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add sambhar onions and sauté till golden. Add this to the boiling dal and continue to cook. Heat the remaining oil in another non-stick pan. Add butter and when it melts add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and garli

Step 3

 Add curry leaves and sauté till the onions are lightly browned. Add the raw mango cubes and continue to sauté. Add a little salt and let the mango pieces soften. Add the dal and mix well. Adjust salt, cover and cook for about ten minutes on medium heat.

Step 4

Serve hot.