Amba Dal Chutney

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Amba Dal Chutney is a famous chutney in Maharashtra. It is served as prasad during Chaitra Gauri Pooja in Maharashtra. This is a delicious and mouth watering side dish. It is cooked during the summer season.

This chutney is simple to cook. It is a combination of blended and soaked chana dal with grated raw mango. Hence this chutney has the tanginess of raw mango and roughness of chana dal. It is a treat to the tongue. 

Let's dive into the recipe of this mouth watering chutney...

Preparation Time: 45 minutes( without calculating soaking time)

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Quantity: 2 Cups

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Taste: Spicy and Sour


  • Raw Mangoes (कच्चा आंबा)

Dry Masala

  • Cumin Seed (जीरे)
  • Red Chilies
  • Chana Dal(चना दाल)(Chana Dal are brown splitted chickpeas)
  • Turmeric powder (हळद)
  • Salt (मीठ)
  • Edible oil
  • Water
amba dal chutney recipe

How to prepare Amba Dal Chutney?

step 1

Soaked the Chana Dal for 6 hours.

step 2

Take one mango.

step 3

Pill the mango and grate it.

step 4

Take a mixture pot.

step 5

Add soaked chana dal into the mixture pot.

step 6

Put one teaspoon of cumin seeds into it.

step 7

Blend the mixture.

step 8

The blended mixture of chana dal should be rough.

step 9

Now take this mixture into the bowl.

step 10

Add one cup grated raw mango into the bowl.

step 11

Then mix, one teaspoon of salt.

step 12

Mix it properly.

step 13

Now take a tadka pan and heat it.

step 14

Pour one teaspoon of oil into the pan.

step 15

Add one teaspoon of cumin seed into the oil.

step 16

Then add a pinch of turmeric powder into it.

step 17

Add 4-5 curry leaves into it.

step 18

You can add 2 red chillies into the tadka.

step 19

Keep stirring the tadka to avoid burning the tadka.

step 20

Pour this tadka on the blended chana dal-grated mango chutney.

step 21

Ready to serve

Special Note

  • You can spread coriander leaves on the chutney.
  • If You want a spicy taste, you can add 4-5 green chillies while blending the chana dal.
  • For more sour taste, increase the proportion of raw mango in the chutney.
  • Curry leaves can add while grinding the soaked chana dal. It gives the aroma of curry leaves.

Variations of Raw Mango With Chana Dal Chutney

  • This Chutney can be prepared with soaked chana dal with grated raw mango chutney
  • In the same way, we can add pieces of raw mangoes into the soaked chana dal. Blend it and make rough texture chutney. After that we can add tadka on the chutney.
  • As well as, take a mixture pot. Add soaked chana dal, raw mango pieces, 4-5 green chillies, 2-3 garlic cloves, curry leaves, coriander leaves, one teaspoon cumin seeds and salt to taste. Grind it. Taste the simple, delicious, mouth-watering.
Amba Dal Chutney

How to Serve Raw Mango With Chana Dal Chutney?

  • In Maharashtra, Amba Dal served Amba panna during Chitra Gauri Pooja to women and girls.
  • It can be served with our regular Indian bread like Roti/Chapati/Paratha
  • It can be used as a taste enhancer and garnish your meal plate.

How to preserve Raw Mango With Chana Dal Chutney?

Amba Dal is wet chutney as chana dal is soaked in water. Hence it’s life is one day. You can preserve this chutney in the refrigerator for 2 days. 

What are the Benefits of Amba Dal Chutney?

Any chutney is basically a side dish. Chutneys are used to increase the taste of the meal. This is made up of raw mangoes and is my summer favorite.The main component of this chutney is unripe or green mango and chana dal.

Lets see the benefits of raw mangoes…
  • Raw Mangoes are beneficial for dehydration and heat.
  • It helps to keep the heart healthy.
  • Meanwhile,  raw mangoes can cure stomach disorder.
  • It also boosts the immune system.
Benefits of chana dal…
  • Chana dal contains edible starches. 
  • It may improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  •  Its low glycemic load implies a directed impact on glucose and insulin levels when eaten. 
  • Chana dal contains eight of the nine basic amino acids. 
  • It also contains is a  plant protein source
  • Chana dal contains no cholesterol or trans fats.

You can also check "8 Great Reasons to Include Chickpeas in Your Diet"

Combined effect of raw mango and chana dal makes this chutney nutritious.

Disadvantages of Dal Amba Chutney

Plenty intake of anything influences health. This chutney is a side dish. Which should be complemented with a regular meal. If eaten in large amounts, it can cause medical issues like..
  • Upset stomach
  • Indigestion
  • Abdomen pain

Different recipes of raw mangoes

Raw mangoes are available everywhere in summer. The tangy taste of raw mangoes improves the taste of the dish. Lets have look with some of the recipes of raw mangoes..

My experience with Dal Amba Chutney

In Chaitra month, chaitra gauri pooja is performed in Maharashtra. It is worshiping goddesses for nine days . On the last day, Amba Dal is distributed as prasad to the women and girls. Aam Panna is also distributed among the women and girls.

I also make this chutney in the summer to serve with a regular meal. It gives lip-smacking experience.


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Generally speaking, my entire family like Amba Dal Chutney very much in the Summer Season. It's simple, easy, nutritional and delicious. Try it , Share it and  I am sure people will ask you about its recipe. 

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