A wonderful South Indian recipe. I am reading a book that takes place in India, in Andhra Pradesh to be precise, and they keep talking about this dish. So I searched the recipe on the internet, and tweaked it a little. It is delicious!
For one and half cup of orange split Dahl (lentils)
1- Wash the Dahl really well until the water is clear. No need to soak it.
2- In a large pan, place some olive oil and add half a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of turmeric, one and half teaspoon of cumin, a teaspoon of coriander seeds (crushed), half a teaspoon of black and red pepper seeds (crushed), about four cloves of garlic (crushed) and about 5 cm of fresh ginger root (grated). Mix and let it cook until the aroma of the spices is released.
3- Add the Dahl and cover with water. Let it cook at least 15 minutes ,mixing it lightly from time to time. Do not cover.
4- Add three mangos (not fibrous) cut in large chunks. They will disintegrate a bit as they cook. Mix gently and let it cook until the Dahl is done. About 10 minutes.
5- Place in a large dish and sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro.
I served it with Basmati rice with raisins and some Raita (Yoghurt with cucumber and cumin), even if the latter two are more typical from Northern India.