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Raw Mango and Onion Sambar
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Raw Mango and Onion Sambhar

 Raw Mango and Onion Sambhar is an authentic and delicious lentil based vegetable stew; a staple dish in South of India.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author sushma iyer


  • 1/2 cup Raw Mango, cubed with skin on
  • 1 nos Medium size onion
  • 1/2 cup Toor Dal
  • 2 tbsp Sambhar powder
  • 1/4 + 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad dal
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1-2 nos Dried Red Chilli
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • a sprig of curry leaves


  • Take 1/2 cup toor dal along with 1/4tsp turmeric powder and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook upto 3-4 whistles and keep aside.
  • In a pan, heat oil. Once hot add mustard seeds; allow it to pop and add urad dal, fenugreek seeds, red chilli broken into two, curry leaves and asafoetida and lightly saute until the dal turns golden brown.
  • Add the cubed onions and saute until it turns translucent.
  • Add the cubed mango pieces with skin on and lightly stir fry for about a minute.
  • Add the cooked dal; alongwith the remaining turmeric powder, sambhar powder and salt to taste. Add little water to adjust the consistency if need be and let everything boil for 5 minutes.
  • After 5-7 minutes switch off the flame, garnish with coriander leaves and serve piping hot with idlis, dosas, pongal or rice.
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