July 22, 2013

Ambe sasam recipe - Mavinkayi sasive - Raw mango sasam

ambe sasam in a serving bowl
Ambe sasam recipe - Ambe sasam which is also called as mavinkayi sasive in kannada, is a simple and easy side dish made with raw mangoes. I had few raw mangoes in the refrigerator and I was looking to make side dish with it. So, I made this ambe sasam and it was so tempting and delicious. This is almost similar to the ripe ambe sasam. But in this dish ripe mango is replaced with raw mangoes. Ambe sasam or sasive is a common dish in coastal Karnataka and I like it most. This is my favorite dish and goes very well with chapathi and rice. We like a lot of masala in this dish and I add sufficient coconut masala paste to make sure it tastes great. 

Ambe Sasam Recipe -  Raw Mango Sasam
sambe sasam is ready to serve
Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 15 mins
Total time : 25 mins
Recipe type : Side Dish
Cuisine : Konkani
Yield : Serves 4
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 4 raw mangoes or 2 cups cubes
  • 1/3 cup jagery
  • 1 ripe mango, pulp
  • Salt to Taste
Grind to paste
  • 1 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 2 heaped tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
For the tempering
  • 1 tbsp oil (adjust accordingly)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 7- 8 curry leaves
  • 4 garlic flakes, peeled, crushed or a pinch of hing
  1. Wash the mangoes thoroughly and pat to dry. Peel and cut them into cubes. Peel and squeeze the pulp from one ripe mango. Keep it aside.
  2. Grind together the ingredients of grind to paste, to a smooth paste, using very little water and set aside.
  3. Heat 2 cups of water in a pan. Add the mango cubes in it. Place it on a medium flame, bring it to boil. Cook for 3-4 minutes or till the mango cubes cook half. 
  4. Add the masala paste, jaggery, mango pulp and salt. Mix well. Bring it to boil. Cook till the mango cubes turn soft. When its done, remove from the flame.
  5. Heat ghee or oil in a small frying pan and add mustard seeds in it. When they splutter, add crushed garlic or hing. Fry until light brown.  Add 7-8 curry leaves and fry until crisp. Remove from the flame.
  6. Pour this tadka over the hot mango sasam. Mix well.Serve hot with roti or chapati and steamed rice and curry.
Ambe sasam - step by step pictures

1.  Wash the mangoes thoroughly and pat to dry.
wash and pat dry the mangoes
2.  Grind together the ingredients of grind to paste, to a smooth paste, usinng very little water and set aside.
ground masala paste
3.  Peel and cut the mangoes  into cubes.
 peel and chop the mango
4.  Boil the mangoes in sufficient water until mangoes cook to half.
boil the mango
5.  Add the ground masala paste, jaggery salt and water to make a medium thick gravy. Cook till the mangoes are soft.
add masala paste
6.  Make a tempering mentioned under for the tempering. Remove from the flame.
make a tempering
7.  Pour the tempering on hot ambe sasam and mix well.
pour the tempering on sasam
8.  Serve ambe sasam hot with chapathi and rice.
sambe sasam is ready to serve


  1. wow looks very delicious and yummy.

  2. Yummy mango curry, looks so stunning.

  3. This recipe is totally new to me. sounds nice

  4. wow thats looks so delicious and a new dish for me :) will it for sure :)

  5. Never heard of or tasted this dish.. I will make it when I come to India as we don't get raw mangoes here.
    Looks awesome.

  6. this dish is new to me..but it looks yummy..

  7. looks delicious and new to me


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