Ambo annanas sasam (Mango Pineapple Sweet Sour dish)

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Ready to serve Ambe sasam

Mango the king of fruits has arrived long back in the market. We get a variety of mangoes like the Alphanso, Malgova, Thothapuri, Mallika etc. We have a mango tree (Ratnagiri Appus) in our own garden that fetches some 400-500 every year. the variety being Ratnagiri Appus. It is so sweet and we get around 400-600 mangoes almost every year.

Mango tree with Mangoes

Mango tree in our backyard

We prepare a host of dishes from mangos other than just eating them directly as a fruit. Today I would like to put up a dish which is a little sweet and sour since it is with the combination with the another fruit, namely the pineapple. We can even add green seedless grapes and/or black grapes to it. But since none of them are available right now around here (Manipal, India), I have used mango and pineapple. In fact for those who know what I am talking about, its a popular konkani dish namely Ambe (mango) sasam. It is normally a must in most marriage food.

What you need to have:

1. Mixture of Mango & pineapple – 2 cups

2. Fresh grated coconut – 3/4 cup

3. Red chili – 2

4. Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

5. Jaggery/Mollasses – 2 teaspoons

6. Salt as per taste

What you do with what you have:

1.Wash and cut both Mango and pineapple and keep it aside as shown in the image below.

Pieces of Mango & Pineapple

Mango & Pineapple pieces

Ingredients of Masala

Ingredients of Masala

2. Grate coconut and keep it aside. In a spatula fry red chili with a little oil to avoid the raw smell.

3. In a mixie/blender bowl add grated coconut, red chili, mustard seeds, jaggery, and salt and grind it to a medium coarse consistency.

4. Sprinkle a little salt and sugar to the cut mango, pineapple pieces so that they get to taste better.

5. Mix the ground masala to the cut fruits. Place a spatula with 2 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on a medium flame. On heating add 1/2 teaspoon mustard to it. On sputtering add curry leaves to it mix the seasoning to the dish. The dish is as shown in the image below.

Ready to serve Ambe sasam

Ready to serve Mango Pineapple sweet sour dish

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