Aamer Dal Recipe – Bengali Mango Dal | Kacha Aam Diye Tok Dal

Aamer Dal Recipe

Aamer Dal Bengali Style

Aamer Dal is a Bengali Mango Dal Recipe where matar dal (yellow split peas) is cooked with raw green mangoes. Tok means sour in Bengali and the Tok Dal gets its sourness from the green mango. The mango flavoured dal goes well with steamed rice.

Mangoes, with their high fiber and water content, help prevent constipation and improve blood sugar levels in diabetics. The Vitamin A content in mangoes helps promote healthy hair and skin.

Aamer Dal With Raw Mango Step By Step:

Aam Dal is usually cooked during summer months when mangoes are available aplenty. Aamer Tok Dal and white rice is an irresistible combination. You’ll just love the tangy flavor of this Bengali raw mango recipe.

How to make Bengali Aamer Dal:

Matar Dal for Tok Dal Recipe

To make sour and tangy Aamer Dal, wash the matar dal well and pressure cook it with 1 ½ cups water and a pinch of turmeric. Cook for one high and two low whistles, till the dal is almost done.

Mango Slices for Aam Dal Recipe

Meanwhile, wash, peel and thickly slice the raw mango and slit the green chilli.

Aam diye Tok Dal Recipe

Open the cooker once the pressure releases and drop in the kacha aam slices and green chilli. Close the lid and pressure cook for one whistle. The lentils will be nicely cooked and the raw mango slices will be tender.

Tempering for Mango Dal Recipe

Heat oil in a frying pan and temper with mustard seeds and dry red chillies.

Mango Dal cooked for Bengali dal recipe

Lightly whisk the pressure cooked Toker Dal and add it to the tempering.

Season aam dal for Indian dhal recipe

Add salt and sugar. Mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes. If the mango dal is too thick, add a little water.

Aamer Tok Dal Recipe

Take it off the heat and serve Aamer Dal with white rice and veggies.

If you are looking for more Bengali dal recipes, do try out Biuli Dal, Sona Moong Dal, Cholar Dal and Malka Masoor Dal.

Raw Mango Dal Indian Recipe details below:

Aamer Dal Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Aamer Dal – the tangy, khatta taste of Mango Dal will totally floor you! Split yellow lentils with green mango is a delightful combination. The sour tasting Tak er dal cooked with raw green mangoes is real comfort food.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Bengali
Servings: 4
Calories: 181 kcal
Author: Shil
  • Matar Dal Yellow split peas – ½ cup
  • Raw Mangoes - 1
  • Green Chilli –1
  • Turmeric – ¼ tsp
  • Water – 1 cup – 1 ½ cups
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Dry Red Chilli - 2
  • Salt – 3/4 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Oil – ¾ tbsp
  1. Wash the matar dal.
  2. Boil the dal with turmerici and 1 ½ cups water for one high, two low whistles.
  3. Wash, peel and slice the green mango. Slit the green chilli.
  4. Open the cooker, add cut mango slices and green chilli and cook for 1 whistle.
  5. Cool and whisk the Aam Dal.
  6. Heat oil in a pan. Temper with mustard seeds and dry red chilli. Pour the the kancha aam er dal into the kadai and stir well. Add salt and sugar. Add water if the Kacha Aam Dal is too thick. Let the green mango dal simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove Mango Dal into a serving dish.
  7. Serve this sweet and sour Aamer Dal with steamed rice and alur choka.


Aamer Dal Recipe – Bengali Mango Dal | Kacha Aam Diye Tok Dal
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