Amba Khatta from Odisha ( Raw Mangoes cooked in Jaggery)


2 medium size raw mango, peeled and cut into approximately 8 pieces
1/2 cup powdered jaggery
5-6 curry leaves
1 tbsp mustard oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 dry red chili
1/2 tsp crushed fennel seeds
pinch oh asafoetida and pinch of turmeric powder


Boil water in a pan. Once it starts boiling,switch off flame and add the raw mango pieces. Strain after 1-2 minutes.
The raw mangoes will soften.
Heat oil in a pan till it reaches smoking point. Lower the flame and allow temp to cool down.
This is necessary since you are using mustard oil. (This step can be avoided if using any other oil)
Add asafoetida ,mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leave and dry chili in order.
Add turmeric powder
Add jaggery and 3/4th cup water. Allow it boil. Jaggery will melt and dissolve in water.
Add mangoes, crushed fennel seeds and mix. Cook for 3-4 minutes more on low.
Allow it to cool down before you server.
It can stored in refrigerator for a week

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully done, who can resist to this wonderful and delicious dish.