aam daal

The first day of the Bengali calendar, termed as Poila Boishakh is celebrated with utmost joy and rituals by the Bengalis all over the globe.

Days before the initiation of New Year (referring to the Bengali calender i.e. Chaitra Maash), almost all the garment outlets in West Bengal announce a sale in their shops. People wear new clothes as they consider this as an auspicious occasion.

Elegant sarees and traditional dhoti & kurta are the formal attires of the females and males, respectively, for this celebration. Devotees worship the lord and offer sweets to them for having good health, joy, and prosperity in their life. After the pooja, people greet each other with Happy New Year (in Bengali, it is said Subho Nababorsho) and take blessings from the head of the family members with other elders included. After ending up all this, they meet their pals and chat for hours.

Apart from all this stuff, the very prominent aspect of this occasion is the ample amount of food, which makes the celebration more rejuvenating. Bengali’s always have a huge appetite when it comes to eating mouth-watering delicacies. Yeah, it’s true.

Ergo, we are here with one such delectable recipe of Aamer Daal, which you can try on this auspicious day of Poila Boishakh.

Step by Step Procedure of Aamer Daal (Lentils with Green Mango)


1. 200 gms yellow moong daal (skinned and spilt green grams)

2. 1 medium-sized green mango (peeled off completely)

3. 2 to 3 red chillies

4. 2 to 3 green chillies

5. 10 gms mustard seeds

6. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

7. 1/2 tsp white oil

8. salt and sugar, as per taste.

Procedure for making Aamer Daal

1. Wash the yellow moong daal properly and drain the water afterwards.

2. Boil the wet the daal in a pressure cooker. When gets properly boiled, keep it aside.

3. Take the peeled mango and cut it into medium-sized pieces. Boil them in a pan until they become soft.

4. In a container, mix the boiled daal and mango slices. Add sugar and salt as per your requirement.

5. Add green chillies and a pinch of turmeric powder to the mixture and stir it well.

6. Take a pan and heat oil in it. After two minutes, add red chillies and mustard seeds in it. Keep the pan on a medium flame.

7. Add the mixture of dal and mango when the seeds start popping into the pan.

8. Boil the stuff of 3 to 4 minutes until the dal gets thick. Turn off the flame.

9. The delicious Aamer Daal is ready to serve.