Mango dhal is Andhra’s classic dish. Normally both dhal and mangos are cooked together and seasoned with other spices. Mango may be added with or without skin according to one’s own taste. I cooked mango with skin separately and added to the cooked dhal.
“Vadu Mangai” is the pickle prepared from Maavadu (tiny baby mango). Traditionally, the tiny mangoes are plucked from the stems and castor oil is applied on each mango and then it is arranged in a ceramic jar in between salt layers and chilli and mustard powder is sprinkled over it.