Thursday, November 30, 2017


Ambadi in Konkani is nothing but Hog plums where coastal Karnataka people love this sour fruit. They are hard and fibrous. Its leaves and fruit is used for the treatment for stomach ace, swollen joints, curing cold and cough and many more. NOTE : Avoid using hog plums during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
We use this for making gasshi or pachadi as it acts best as a souring agent and tastes super delicious with steamed rice.


4 to 5 Ambadi (hog plums)

2 tsp Mustard seeds

1 tsp Jeera

2 Dry red chilly

Pinch of Hing

Few Curry leaves.

1 Cup Water. (as required)

1/2 Cup Thick Curd

Salt to taste

1 tbsp Coconut oil


1/2 cup + 2 tbsp Grated Coconut

3 Fried Dried Red chillies (roasted in little oil)

1 tsp Fried Coriander seeds (roasted in little oil)

1 tsp Turmeric powder

1 tsp Rice flour

Water as required.

First clean and wash the ambadies. Crush them using kitchen stone lightly. In a kadai, add the crushed hog plums with water and allow to cook for about 10 to 15 min. Meanwhile grind the ingredients given above adding required amount of water into a smooth paste. Once the ambadi's are cooked, add the grounded coconut mixture and mix well.  Add more or less water accordingly. Boil and remove from flame. Now for tadka, heat coconut oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds, jeera hing, red chilly and curry leaves. Pour the mixture on gravy. Lastly add thick curd and mix well.
Serve hot with steamed rice.




The preparation method you are sharing is great. Thanks for sharing this recipe information.
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Yummy Recipes said...

Nice recipe