Saturday, 25 May 2013

Ambe Sasam ( Mango Sasam )

In summer you start getting mangoes of different varieties and tastes. Though mangoes like Alphonso are popular world wide due to its taste , there are other lesser known varieties which are equally interesting and are relished by locals .

 Other than Kesar, Neelam, Totapuri and Dasheri there are also mangoes like Ishaaddt which are very famous in North Karnataka . I have seen my parents and in-laws dying to eat this variety as they feel that without eating Ishaaddt during the season they have not eaten real mangoes.

Then there is Payari which is used in making Aamras as it is very juicy.

 There is also a small variety of local mangoes called Ghota ( in Marathi or Konkani) which are used to make cooked varieties of mangoes or eaten just like that.

Today I have made this mango sasav with this Ghota variety .Hope you all like the recipe.

Ingredients :

6.................ripe mangoes (preferably small and juicy ones)
1 1/2 cups............grated fresh coconut
1 chilly powder
1 tbsp................mustard seeds
2 to 3 tbsp..........jaggery

For tempering 

1 tsp....................mustard seeds
1 sprig ...............curry leaves
2 /3..................broken pieces of red chillies
1/2 tsp..............asefoetida (hing)

Method :

Wash and peel the skin of the mangoes.
Mash them a bit so make them mushy and juicy.
Heat a small pan and add the mustard seeds without any oil.
After a while they will start spluttering and turning somewhat whitish in colour.
When the spluttering sound stops remove from the gas.
Add these seeds to coconut along with chilly powder and grind to a paste.
Mix this paste to the mashed mangoes , add jagerry and salt according to your taste.
Heat 1 tsp coconut oil in a small vessel.
When hot add mustard seeds, curry leaves, broken chillies and hing.
Add the tempering to the sasam.
Delicious and fingerlicking sasam is ready to be served.
Serve it with rotis or with plain rice and mango pickle.

Linking this Mango Delight to following events :

mango-delights at kausers-kitchen 

walk-through-memory-lane-april at nivedhanams

foodabulous-fest-celebrate-april at dailychoresrecorded 

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  1. Delicious side dish for chapatis, mouthwatering.
    Thnx for linking dear, looking frwd for more yummy entries.
    Have a luvly wekend ♥

  2. Very new to me...looks delicious

  3. This is a very different dish made with ripe mangoes.. interesting !

  4. Wow! What a colour ! Looks delicious..

  5. Very new for me, looks really tempting though.

  6. Interesting recipe . will try

  7. So colourful and refreshing..Nice pics :)

  8. very interesting and lip smacking... it is very tempting... Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

    Event - Authentic Indian Sweets w giveaway
    Event - Kid's delight - Sweet Treats
    Event - WTML w giveaway

  9. Looks so tasty, great with some rotis..

  10. Tried making it as per the recipie and it turned out to be very similar to what I am used to. Many Thanks for uploading the recipie as well as for the ingredient measure.


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