Monday, March 19, 2012

Ambya (mango )Upkari. konkani

Come summer and we started dreaming about mangoes and different types of mango dishes.  I love almost all the sweets and desserts prepared with mangoes.Especially our 3-4 dishes like ambya upkari,gozzu,sasam and aam ras.Almost all the functions has one or two dishes prepared with mangoes.
                        This ambya upkari is unlike our other typical veggie upkari,it is totally different. This dish sweet and little spicy with lot of sauce/gravy.

 we prepare this dish on our ugadi /samsar padvo(new year)day  apart from tender cahsewnut upkari and other curries.When i was a kid this  dish was my favourite . For this dish we use a special type of mango called goint* mangoes a fibrous variety which can be easily dipped into the gravy.  and easy to suck the gravy/sauce .So for this dish sucking variety  mango is the best option.



  1. Mango-6-7 (fibrous variety)
  2. Jaggery-1-11/2cup(depending on the sweetness of  the mango)
  3. Green chillies-4-5
  4. Red chillies-2(cut into small pieces)
  5. Rice flour or maida-1tbsp
  6. Mustard-1tsp
  7. Curry leaves-2springs
  8. Coconut oil or any veg oil-2tsp
  9. Salt to taste

  • Wash and peel the  mango skin and put the peels in a big bowl to collect the juice from the peels.
  • Now put some water into the peels and nicely squeeze the peels  to collect all the juices.
  • Now discard the peels and pour the juice back to the mangoes.
  • For 6-7 mangoes the sauce should be almost 11/2liter.
  • So if you want some sauce then add about extra 1cup water  and keep the mangoes for boiling.
  • In that add jaggery,slit green chillies and salt to taste.
  • Cook on low flame till it comes to boil.
  • Mix maida or rice flour in 1/2 cup water to make a smooth paste.
  • Now add the paste into the boiling mango upkari/sauce  to thicken.
  • Keep stirring untill the gravy thickens.
  • Now switch off the gas.
  • Now prepare the tempering.
  • Take a small tempering pan(panna kayli)and put some coconut oil or any veg oil.
  • Let it heat for a while ,then add mustard seeds followed by,red chillies and  curry leaves.
  • Now pour this over the mango upkari and its ready to serve.


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