Recipe: Aamer Dal

Traditional Bengali dal made of raw mangoes to beat the heat this summer.


Red Lentil (Masur dal): ½ cup
Split Husked Mung Bean (Mung/Moog dal): ½ cup
Raw Mango (Kancha aam): 1
Turmeric powder (Halud guro): ½ teaspoon
Mustard seeds (Sarse dana): 1 tablespoon
Mustard oil (Sarser tel): 2 tablespoon
Salt to taste


Mix the two lentils together and boil with 2 cups of water and salt
As the lentils get half cooked add the mango pieces and cook till the lentils are fully cooked
Add the turmeric powder and with a wired balloon whisk stir the cooked lentils once or twice
Heat the oil in a wok, throw in the mustard seeds and dried chilies
As the mustard seeds starts popping pour in the lentils and cook for a minute or two
Serve with rice

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