Friday, 9 May 2014

Dahi Ambula Rai / Odisha Cuisine

Ambula is Dried raw mango . Usually when in early summer raw mangoes are in season most of the homes in Odisha prepare their batch of Ambula. Cutting the raw mangoes into half or quarter ,they are mixed with salt and sun dried till they are completely dry and are used in various dishes as souring agent be it in dal or sabji(besara).

What you need:
6-8 Ambula (Dried Mangoes)
1 Cup Yoghurt
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Tsp Fennel seeds(Saunf)
1 Green chilli
Few Coriander Leaves chopped
Few Mint Leaves Chopped
Salt to taste
1 Tsp Sugar

For tempering:
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Dry Red chilli
Few Curry Leaves(optional)
1 Tsp oil

How to prepare:

Soak Ambula in water for half an hour.
Grind Mustard seeds, fennel seeds and green chilli with little water to a smooth paste.
Take out the soaked Ambula into a bowl add yoghurt, Salt, Sugar, Coriander leaves , Mint leaves and the mustard paste to it.
For Tempering, Heat oil and add mustard seeds, red chilli and curry leaves to it. once the seeds start to splutter add it to the mixture.
It will keep good in refrigerator for about a week. 


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