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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dried Raw Mango - Maavathal Sambar

     Dried Raw mango my mom makes every year to preserve mangoes.You guys know mangoes are seasonal and comes only in summer.In our house mango is very much liked by all.We all enjoy every bite, when it comes to mango pickle,mango thokku,mango curry and this sun dried mavathal.We kids used to eat when the maa vathal is drying in the sun itself(he he so tasty).I love the semi dried chewy ,tangy,sweet maa vathal more than fully dried ones.

maa vathal sambar

       I often make raw mango sambar, my cutie takes after me i guess.When ever mango is not in season ,then i do this dried raw mango sambar.Its super duper easy sambar, soak the dried mangoes and you are ready to indulge in the mango deliciousness.Mango has got natural tanginess ,so we are not  adding any tamarind in this sambar.
     Check delicious fenugreekleaves sambar and Arachuvitta sambar(fresh spices sambar).
I don't have the recipe for making maa vathal/dried mango for now.Will share it when i visit India, the next time.

                                         Dried Raw Mango-Maavathal Sambar

Dried raw mango-Maavathal sambar                                       How to make maa vathal sambar

 Cuisine: Indian  Category:Lunch  Serves:2-3   Prep time:15 minutes Cook time:15 minutes Soak time:20 minutes

  • 12 mavathal /dried mango pieces
  • 1/4 cup toor dal(pressure cooked until soft and mushy).
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4 country tomato(or add more for more tanginess).
  • salt as required.
  • 1 1/2 tsp sambar powder.
To temper:
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp urad dal
  • few curry leaves.
  • Pressure cook toor dal until mushy along with turmeric powder and hing.
  • Chop onions and tomatoes.
  • Soak mangoes in warm water for 15-20 minutes.
maa vathal sambar1

  • Drain the excess water and keep it aside.
maa vathal sambar2
                                               (see the soaked maa vathal)
Cooking the Dried raw mango-Maavathal sambar:
  • Add enough oil to tava.
  • When its hot, add mustard seeds.
maa vathal sambar3

  • When mustard seeds splutter add urad dal.
  • After urad dal changes colour,add onions.
maa vathal sambar4

  • When the onions are translucent ,add chopped tomatoes.
maa vathal sambar5

  • When the tomatoes are cooked ,add sambar powder and soaked mango pieces and give a quick saute.
maa vathal sambar6

  • Add required salt and enough water as well.Let the sambar boils until mangoes get cooked(this will take 5-8 minutes).
maa vathal sambar7

  • Finally add cooked ,mashed toor dal to the sambar.Let all of them come to a boil.
maa vathal sambar8

  • Maavathal Sambar is ready to be served.
maa vathal sambar9

  • Serve hot with plain rice and any side.
  • No need of adding any tamarind paste.Mango give enough tanginess.
  • You can also make it with half ripe mangoes or fresh raw mangoes(raw mango makes the sambar too sour, so add spice accordingly).
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  1. My great grandma use to make this it has been a while since I had this... Missing it so much after seeing ur photos

  2. Never tasted it.I have some from last mango season! will try it

  3. I'm drooling right now. The yummy taste of dry mango in that sambar would be heaven! Wow, maavathal brings so many memories.

  4. love this dry mango.. my mom too makes dry mango every year and lovely sambar..

  5. very interesting! mouthwatering :)

  6. This is something new for me.. but loved the flavors.. great recipe sathya:)

  7. New to me dear but I can feel the tanginess in the sambar.. Lipsmacking

  8. lip-smacking sambar!! love the flavours!!

  9. Sambar looks yummm u dry ur own mangoes thats awesome sis I use fresh ones here like gold :)

    1. haha But here, we get mexican mangoes almost the whole year.

  10. I love tangy sambar. It must be very delicious, nice recipe.

  11. This new type of sambar looks delicious..

  12. Interesting and mouth watering sambar..... :)

  13. this will like everyday daal for me :) LOvely :)

  14. Wow,this is interesting sambar..I have never seen dried mango before,Do you just sun dry the raw mango slices??

    1. Yes mango slices julie.Mom used to cut raw mango along with the seed when it comes to the middle part along with other mango slices.

  15. I just know how the tangy lingering taste will be :D ymmm :)

  16. to me luking sambar..

  17. mouth is watering...very interesting sambar recipe with dried mangoes!!!


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