Monday, 21 May 2012

Ambe Sasam (Mangoes in Mustard Sauce)

"Ambe Sasam" or Mangoes in Mustard sauce is a delicacy in the coastal region of Karnataka. This dish is served in every function during the mango season. Easy to make and healthy too.

Mangoes are very much beneficial for people suffering from acidity and its enzymes helps to relieve indigestion problems. High level of soluble dietary fiber and Vitamin C present in mangoes helps to lower cholesterol levels. Mangoes are useful to children who lack concentration in studies as it contains Glutamine acid which is good to boost memory and keep cells active. Mango is slowly gaining new acclaim as diabetes fighter. Earlier there was a myth that people with diabetes should not eat mangoes but that’s not true. Not only the fruit the leaves also fight against diabetes. 

Mango - 1 large cut into cubes
Coconut grated fresh or desiccated - 1/2 cup
or Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilly - 1 or 2
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Take a large bowl, put the mango cubes in it, along with salt aand sugar and keep aside.
Grind the grated coconut, dry red chilly and mustard seeds along with 1 cup water to a smooth paste.
If you are using coconut milk, grind the chilly and mustard first and then add to the coconut milk.
Now put the paste in the bowl of mango pieces and mix well. Please do not heat. This dish is served cold or at room temperature.
"Ambe Sasam" is ready. Serve with rice or puris.

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