Raw mango dal, or kacche aam ki dal, is a dish that most of us love to eat in summers. It's one of the summer essentials that is cooked quite often in Indian households. However, there are many people who raise their eyebrows when they hear about this summery dish - it sounds little bizarre yet interesting! Raw mango dal is nothing but yellow lentils (toor dal) cooked with unripe mango pieces. The tanginess of raw mangoes lends a delicious flavour to the dal.
The best thing about having this dal is that you can savour it with any of your favourite rice dishes or breads. Eating dal in such harsh summers is beneficial for our health. Moreover, including some healthy ingredients like turmeric, asafoetida, green chili and cumin seeds, and seasonal veggies like raw mango, chopped onions will make this dal recipe even healthier.
Benefits of Toor dal: Toor dal, also known as arhar dal, is power-packed with various essential minerals, proteins and dietary fibres. As per the USDA nutritional data, a 100 grams serving of toor dal has 21.7 grams of protein and 15 grams of fibre - both are known to keep you satiated for long, further keeping hunger pangs at bay. This helps in promoting weight loss and managing diabetes.
Benefits of raw mango: Adding raw mango in dishes is a good way to ensure that you are well-hydrated as raw mango reduces the effects of intense heat. Moreover, it is eaten for its action against indigestion problems, which tend to go up during the summers.
Famous chef and vlogger, Manjula Jain, has shared her recipe for raw mango dal or kacche aam ki dal on her YouTube channel 'Manjula's Kitchen'. So, without much ado, try this healthy recipe at home and do let us know your experience in the comments section below.