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AUNAS AMBO SASAM

August 26, 2011 10:01 am 0 comments

Aunas ambo sasam is an excellent mango pineapple sweet sour dish. It is a very popular dish from the Konkani/ Mangalorean cuisine. Mangalorean cuisine is well known for their distinct flavor which are quite spicy and fresh coconut is an integral part of these dishes.

Mango is the king of fruits and has got a variety of mangoes like the Alphanso, Malgova, Thothapuri, Mallika etc. Traditionally Aunas ambo sasam uses mango and pineapple in preparing this dish but in this recipe we shall be using all mixed fruits which would give a wonderful sweet and sour combination of taste and flavors. It is a popular feast dish and locally known as Ambe (mango) sasam and is normally a must in most marriage food.

Aunas Ambo sasam (called pineapple and mango respectively in English) are together tossed in a mustard flavored coconut paste and spiced with red chili to make a dish that surely serves as an exotic accompaniment. Konkani food can be sweet, sour and hot all at once. Sasam is a very simple dish made with mango, pineapple or mixed fruits, coconut and mustard seeds. One of the very popular sasam is the ambe sasam (mango) and this can also be made with pineapple (ananas). And when mangoes are not available, you can also use mango ginger.

Pineapple is exceptionally good, juicy fruit that is heavenly and luscious. In addition to being a delicious food there are many health benefits of pineapple. The fruit is loaded with vitamins and minerals that include calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. In addition it is low in fat and cholesterol. One of the benefits of pineapple is that it helps to build healthy bones. Same ways mangoes are one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruit with unique flavor, fragrance, taste and health promoting properties. Mangoes are very much beneficial for people suffering from acidity and its enzymes helps to relieve indigestion problems. Mangoes are also useful to children who lack concentration in studies as it contains Glutamine acid which is good to boost memory and keep cells active.

For preparing the Aunas ambo sasam, firstly mix the sugar into the chopped fruits and keep aside. Grind the coconut with the red chillies adding little water. When almost done, add the mustard seeds. Grind for a few more seconds till the mustard seeds are crushed. Add the coconut paste to the fruits with salt and mix well. Serve this excellent and yummy dish cold or at room temperature.

To try this luscious and exotic recipe, click on the below link for detailed recipe:

http://www.vahrehvah.com/Aunas+Ambo+Sasam:593

Mustard is a wonderful spice and one cannot get enough of it. Mustard paste can be used with any food. The simplest way to make mustard paste is to powder the seeds and mix them with a little water. However, when you mix the mustard powder with water, sometimes it changes its color from yellow to brown loses its pungency. In some cases it might even taste bitter.

Mustard paste is used in sandwiches, and as a dip for egg rolls and dumplings. It is a very versatile paste and goes well with all foods. Adding a little sweetened mustard paste to roast lamb enhances the taste. Mustard paste is used to spice up a mixed vegetable dish where all the vegetables are lightly broiled and tossed with mustard paste. Grilled fish tastes great with mustard paste.

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