Ambe daal

Ambe Daal is a special Maharashtrian dish commonly prepared during the month of Chaithra. It is prepared with raw mangoes and chana dal, which gives it a distinctive tanginess and taste.


  • 1 cup chana daal, soaked for about 5 - 6 hours
  • 1/2 cup raw mango, grated
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 tablespoon green chilli paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • Fresh scraped coconut for garnishing


  1. Grind soaked chana daal with green chilli and ginger to form a coarse paste.
  2. Add grated raw mango, salt, sugar and chopped coriander to daal mixture and mix.
  3. Make a tempering of mustard seeds, asafoetida and turmeric powder and pour it over the daal mixture and mix well.
  4. Garnish with fresh scraped coconut.
  5. Serve Ambe daal as a snack or side dish.

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