How to make Amba Sasam - A very popular Saraswat dish – ripe mangoes mixed with mustard flavoured coconut masala.

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Main Ingredients : Ripe mangoes (पके हुए आम), Fresh coconut (ताज़ा नारियल)

Cuisine : Mangalorean

Course : Raitas

Amba Sasam Recipe Card

Amba Sasam

Mangalorean cuisine comprises cuisines like Udupi as well as cuisine of other Mangalorean communities like Mogaveeras, Billavas, Bunts, Saraswat Brahmins, Mangalorean Catholics and the Bearys.
It is largely influenced by other South Indian cuisines. Coconut and curry leaves are common ingredients as are ginger, garlic and chilli.  It is well known for its distinct flavours. In general, the Mangalorean recipes are quite spicy and fresh coconut is an integral part of these recipes. Rice is the staple food of the Mangaloreans though the non-vegetarians favour fish.
The Mangalore cuisine will be incomplete without rice which is cooked in various forms.  Apart from rice, another important thing used in the cuisine of Mangalore is fruits.  Another remarkable feature of the Mangalorean sweet dishes is that instead of using sugar, they use palm jaggery which is also healthy.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet & Sour

Ingredients for Amba Sasam Recipe

  • Ripe mangoes 1-inch cubes of peeled 2 cups

  • Fresh coconut scraped 2 cups

  • Bedgi whole dry chillies 2

  • Mustard seeds ½ teaspoon

  • Tamarind pulp 1 teaspoon

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Grind together coconut, red chillies, mustard seeds, tamarind pulp and enough water into a coarse paste. Add jaggery and grind again.

Step 2

Place the mango cubes in a deep bowl, add ground paste and salt and mix well.

Step 3

Chill and serve.