August 22, 2013

God (sweet ) ambade sasam recipe - sihi amtekayi sasam recipe - how to make hog plum sasam

God (sweet) ambade sasam recipe - Sihi amtekayi sasam is coastal konkan cuisine prepared with hog plums, ground coconut masala paste and jaggery.. God  ambade is a seasonal vegetable of Coastal Karnataka. The word god means sweet in konkani. It is also called as sihi ambekayi in Kannada. God ambade is sweet and sour in taste. The dish made with ambade is very delicious and it releases unique flavour of sweet and sour. Whatever the dish prepared with ambade, the dish needs jaggery to balance the taste as the ambade is slightly sour in taste.

God (sweet ) ambade sasam in a serving bowl
God (sweet) ambade sasam recipe.

8 god amabade / sihi ambtekayi
6 tbsp jaggery
Salt to taste

Grind to paste

1 heaped cup grtaed fresh coconut
1 tsp mustard seeds, spluttered
1/2 tsp coriander seeds, roasted
1 heaped tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder


Wash the ambades and pat to dry.
Indian hog lum

Peel the ambades as shown below.

peel the hog plums
Then chop cut them into pieced and remove the thorny seeds. Discard the seeds.
cut the hog plums


Sihi amtekayi sasam recipe
  • Grind together the grind to paste ingredients to a smooth paste using little water.
  • Heat 1½ cups of water in a large vessel and bring to boil.
  • Add thet ambade pieces, jaggery and 1/2 tsp salt to it. Cook till the ambade become soft but not too soft)
  • When the ambade become soft, add masala paste and salt to it. Mix well and bring it to boil. Add some water if it is too thick. The gravy should be thick like palya / sabzi.
  • Simmer for 3 - 4 minutes to get the thick pouring consistency of the gravy. 
  • Serve the god ambade sasam hot with any main meal.

amabde sasam ready to serve


  1. What a yummy aromatic sasam. My fav.mmmmm.

  2. We prepare similarly..yummy, tempting

  3. delicious and yummy dear...

  4. Mango is my weakness... Love this recipe...

  5. wow drool worthy sasam :) looks super delicious dear :)


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