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March 17, 2016

Mango Sambar Recipe | Mangai Sambar | Raw Mango Recipes

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mango sambar
Last year I wanted to start my mango recipes with this yummy raw mango sambar / mangai sambar. But I couldn’t. This year at least let this sambar be my first mango recipe as its my most favorite. I learnt this recipe from my MIL. My mom & MIL never fails to make this sambar during mango season.We call it as “Mangai sambar” in Tamil. My Mom makes mango sambar along with drumstick. So its more like drumstick mango sambar. Her recipe is a Tirunelveli based version. I have made a separate post for that. 

This mango sambar recipe is my MIL’s version which is very easy to make without any grinding job. Its like my basic onion sambar recipe but there are slight variations in the quantity of tamarind and spices as we use sour raw mango here. Whenever my MIL make this sambar, she reserves 2 big mango pieces for me as I love to eat those soft, spicy and juicy cooked mangoes the most. When I was making this sambar, all these nostalgic memories were running behind my mind :)..Ok. Lets see how to prepare this yummy raw mango sambar recipe with step by step pictures !

mangai sambar

Mango sambar recipe

Mango sambar recipe How to make raw mango sambar recipe / mangai sambar for rice
Cuisine: Indian
Category: side dish
Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup = 250ml
To pressure cook
  • Toor dal - 1/3 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Hing – a pinch
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Cooking oil - few drops
To boil in tamarind extract
  • Raw mango - 1/2 no ( 6 pieces)
  • Tamarind - A small gooseberry size
  • Big onion - 1 no ( cube cut)
  • Green chilli - 1 to 2 nos ( slit)
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Hing/Asafetida - 1/8 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Sambar powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1 no ( pinched into 2)
Coriander leaves – few ( to garnish)

  • In a pressure cooker base, take the toor dal, turmeric powder, water, hing and few drops of cooking oil. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Open the cooker after the steam is released and mash the dal well.Wash and cut the mango into two vertical pieces.Remove the seed in the center. Cut the mango into big pieces as shown in the picture.
mango sambar recipe
mango sambar recipe
  • In a kadai, heat oil and splutter methi seeds, mustard seeds,red chilli and curry leaves. Add onions and green chilli. Saute until onion turns transparent. Add the tamarind extract, salt, turmeric powder,sambar powder,hing and few raw curry leaves. Let the tamarind extract boil for sometime. Now add the raw mango pieces and 1/2 cup of water.
mango sambar recipe
mango sambar recipe
  • Let the mango pieces cook well in tamarind extract.It takes 7-8 minutes to cook well. Stay nearby and keep an eye on the mango pieces. Usually raw mango pieces cook quickly. Take a piece in a ladle and touch the flesh part. If its soft, mango is cooked well. Mango should retain its shape.Make sure its not mushy.
  • Now add the boiled and mashed dal. Mix well and give a roll boil. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice adding few drops of ghee! Enjoy !
mango sambar recipe

Adjust the quantity of tamarind and sambar powder according to the sourness of mango.
You can also use toor dal & moong dal in equal quantity to make this sambar.
If you feel the mango is over cooked, remove the pieces after the sambar is done. Add the pieces just before serving so that mango will retain its shape while serving.
Enjoy this yummy mango sambar for your lunch ! I had with rice & broad beans poriyal.
mango sambar

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