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Aam Dal

Kancha Aam Dal Or Bengali Raw Mango Lentil Soup

Kancha Aam Dal Or Bengali Raw Mango Lentil Soup

Ok guys, let me say Sorry first not posting any recipe for long time. With 7 months old baby boy it's really tough to get any time. But I had to get time and post this family recipe of 'Aam Dal', as it's summer after all. Aam Dal is very famous Dal recipe in Bengal, it's cooked with Raw Mango and serve with 'Steamed Rice' & 'Aloo Bhaja'(potato fry). It should be sour in taste. The sourness comes from the Raw mango. This is exclusively my mom's recipe, I think she makes the best 'Aam dal'. Let's see the recipe below.


For the dal :

  • Masoor Dal 1/2 cup
  • Moong Dal 1/2 cup
  • Raw Mango 1 whole, peeled and cut into small pieces.
  • Salt as per taste
  • Sugar 1 tablespoo
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

For Tempering :

  • Mustard oil 1 tablespoon
  • Black Mustard Seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Whole red chili 2

About Recipe

Yields »


Preperation Time »

45 Minute(s)

Cooking Time »

15 Minute(s)

Aam Dal

Steps to Prepare

  • Take the both Masoor and Moong dal in a bowl, wash under tap water and soak it in water for 30 minutes, now take the dal and pressure cook it upto 2 whistles with generous amount of water.
  • The dal should be boiled enough.
  • Now Add the Raw Mango into the pressure cooker and again pressure cook it upto 1 whistle.
  • Take an wok, heat the mustard oil, temper the oil with whole red chili and mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds will start splatter add the boiled dal into the wok along with raw mango, add turmeric powder, salt and sugar and cover the wok, simmer the heat and let the dal boil for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes turn off the heat, check the salt and sugar, if need some add now.
  • Serve the 'Aam Dal' with steamed rice and aloo bhaja.
Aam Dal

Serving Tips

Serve the 'Aam Dal' with steamed rice and aloo bhaja