Tok Daal (Tangy Lentils With Green Mango)

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Tok daal is tangy lentils which is made with green mango is a quintessential Bengali summer delight. It is a must in every Bengali house hold. It is generally made with Masoor Dal (Red Lentil) or Matar Dal (yellow split peas) but I make it with Toor daal (split pegion peas). Every house hold has their recipe of tok daal. I'll share the one that i learnt from my mum and I find this to be the best. Tok daal is one of my most favorite item to eat during summer. Plus it requires few ingredients and very less time to cook making it a desirable recipe for summer.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Bengali, Homestyle Cooking, Indian, Soul Food
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 4


  • Daal split pegion peas 1 cup toor
  • 2 large Mango cut lengthwise raw or
  • Paanch Phoron- paanch phoron
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Nigella Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/8 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 2 Red Chillies dried
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup Sugar or as required
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste


  • Soak the split pegion peas in water for 1 hour and Pressure cook it with a little salt and turmeric powder for 5 minutes under pressure.
  • In another kadai take vegetable oil, add the Paanch phoron and dried red chillies. When it begins to splutter add the mango pieces and mix well.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder. Cook the mango pieces for about 5-10 minutes until soft.
  • Add the cooked daal into Kadai and stir it well. Add required amount of water for the daal. Bring it to boil.
  • Add salt and sugar as per your taste. Simmer for 5 minutes and until it reaches your desired consistency. Some like it thick some like it thin.
  • Turn off the flame and allow it to come to room temperature then refrigerate it. Serve cold with rice. It tastes best when served cold during summer. It is very refreshing. You can serve it hot as well.

Recipe Notes

Tok daal can be stored for several days in the refrigerator and can be eaten cold with hot rice. 

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Priyanjali Joardar
Priyanjali Joardar

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