Raw Mango Sambar is an easy to  make one vegetable sambar. You could add more veggies if you like but here i am sharing with you the simple version of this Mangai Sambar prepared in Tamil Nadu. I have given the recipe to make this sambar super easy. But you can do tempering separately and add at last with the sambar.

      Raw Mango gives nice flavour and tangy taste to the sambar. Mangoes are abundance and cheap in this mango season. So we can make this delicious sambar to relish our taste buds at this season. You can make this sambar with any variety of Mango. But the Dhothapuri variety gives very nice taste with this sambar.


Raw Mango, Dhothapuri (Kili mooku)- 2 (one mango cut in to 6 pieces)
Toor dhal- 1/2 cup
Onion- 1 large
Garlic-2 cloves
Tomato- 1 large/ 2 small
Tamarind - small lemon size
Turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder- 1½ teaspoon
Coriander leaves- 3 teaspoons

To temper:
Oil- 3 teaspoons
Mustard seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Fenugreek/ Methi seeds- 1/4 teaspoon
Cumin seeds- 1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves- 1 strand
Asafetida- pinch


  • Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds once it starts to splutter add the fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds. Roast the fenugreek seeds till it becomes light brown colour. Do not allow them to turn dark brown in colour, it makes sambar bitter.
  • Now add the curry leaves and asafetida.
  • In that oil add the chopped onion, garlic and cook till light brown colour.
  • Add the tomatoes and little salt and cook till mushy.
  • Add the tamarind juice and masala powders turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder.(or you can add some sambar powder too. I have not used here)
  • Cook till the raw taste of tamarind and the masala smell leaves and oil separates on top.
  • Now add the mango pieces and allow to cook. It takes about 3-5 minutes to cook. Check by pressing a piece with hand the pulp should be soft to touch and glossy.
  • Now add the cooked dhal and mix well without damaging the mango pieces.
  • Allow to boil for a minute and check for salt and add coriander leaves and curry leaves and switch off the gas.