Showing posts with label Sihi Amtekayi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sihi Amtekayi. Show all posts

August 30, 2013

Sihi amtekayi gojju recipe - God ambade gojju recipe - How to make god ambade gojju

ambade gojju in a serving plate
Sihi amtekayi or god ambade gojju recipe - The god ambade gojju is a sweet and sour chutney, prepared with god ambade or amtekayi. Amtekayi or ambade is a seasonal tangy fruit of  South India. It has large and thorny seeds. 

There are two varieties of ambade or amtekayi available in that part. One is tangy amtekayi and another one is slightly sweet amtekayi. The gojju I have prepared is made of sweet amtekayi. This is also called as god ambade in konkani.

There may be a misconception that gojju and chutney are same. But the same is not true. Gojju literally means boiled ingredients ground to a smooth paste like chutney.  But while preparing chutney, ingredients are not boiled. 

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time  10 minutes
Yield - serves  6

Ingredients
  • 10 god ambade/ sihi amtekayi, peeled, chopped
  • 3/4 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 3 green chilies, chopped
  • Large lemon sized jaggery
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt to taste

Method
  1. Wash  the ambades and  thoroughly and pat to dry. Peel and chop them using a sharp knife and discard the seeds.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together in a large vessel and cook till the ambades become soft. Allow it to cool.
  3. When the ambade cools, grind it to a smooth paste. Add little bit of water if required.
  4. Serve sihi amtekayi or god ambade gojju with dosa, idli, chapathis or rotis. It can also be served as side dish to steamed rice and curry.

Sihi amtekayi  or god ambade gojju - step by step pictures

1.  Wash the amtekayi thoroughly and pat to dry. 
wash and pat to dry the ambades


2.  Peel and chop them using a sharp knife and discard the seeds. 

3.  Mix all the ingredients together in a large vessel and cook till the ambades become soft. Allow it to cool. 

4.  When the ambade cools, grind it to a smooth paste. Add little bit of water if required.
boil the ambades and other ingrediens

5.  Serve the sihi amtekayi or god ambade gojju with dosa, idli, chapathis or rotis. It can also be served as side dish to steamed rice and curry.
grind and make gojju

August 22, 2013

God ambade sasam recipe - Sihi amtekayi sasam - Konkani style hog plum sabzi

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

Ingredients
  • 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

Preparation


1.  Wash the ambades and pat to dry.
Indian hog lum

2.  Peel the ambades as shown below.

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

Method

  1. Grind together the grind to paste ingredients to a smooth paste using little water.
  2. Heat 1½ cups of water in a large vessel and bring to boil.
  3. Add thet ambade pieces, jaggery and 1/2 tsp salt to it. Cook till the ambade become soft but not too soft)
  4. 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.
  5. Simmer for 3 - 4 minutes to get the thick pouring consistency of the gravy. 
  6. Serve the god ambade sasam hot with any main meal.
amabde sasam ready to serve

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