I have grown up eating and relishing mangodi ki sabzi. Mangodis are small dumplings that are made with moong dal and spices and dried in the sun. Once dried in this manner, you can store them for a few weeks easily. My mum would make mangodis from scratch but being lazier I prefer to buy them from other home cooks or stores. These dumplings are tasty and nutritious as they are lentil based and making a curry with potatoes brightens many of my lunches.
Here’s the easy recipe of mangodi sabzi:
Mangodi Aloo ki sabzi
This is a tasty home style mangodi aloo ki sabzi made with moong dal or split mung beans. It is tasty and nutritious and makes for a perfect meal.
- 250 gm. mangodi
- 2 potatoes peeled and cubed
- 2 onions finely chopped
- 2-3 tomatoes finely chopped
- 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic finely chopped
- 1-2 green chillies finely chopped
- ½ tsp. turmeric powder
- 1 tsp. garam masala powder
- 1 tsp. red chilli powder as per taste
- 1 tsp. cumin seeds
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
- Chopped coriander leaves for garnish
Lightly toast mangodi on a tawa till they are golden brown. You may use a little oil if you wish to.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds. Let them sputter.
Add chopped onions, ginger garlic and green chillies. Saute till they are golden brown and the raw smell goes.
Add tomatoes and cook some more till mushy. You can add a little water if it looks too dry.
Now add the toasted mangodis along with cubed potatoes. Add all the spice powders including salt. Stir together for 2-3 minutes.
Now add 2 cups of water and close the pressure cooker. Cook for 3-4 whistles till mangodis are well cooked and potatoes are creamy.
Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.
- This is a rustic style home curry that is super tasty.
- Serve it with a side of onions in lemon juice and some boiled rice or chapatis.
- You can skip chilli powder if you want it milder.
Hope you liked this moong dal vadi curry. It is super easy and a tasty way to have lentils in a curry. In case you wish to make your own mangodis, try this method.
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