Oct 10, 2008

Masalya Ambat/Curry..

This is another of my favourite curries from what my mom makes. This is a curry which is very fragrant and super delicious. We usually serve it with rice, and also idlis and rotis.
Do try it and you will not be sorry.


Boiled Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Green Beans, cut into 1" pieces - 3/4 cup
Potato, cut into chunks - 3/4 cup
Tendle/Tondekayi/Gherkins, cut into halves - 3/4 cup
Fresh/Frozen Coconut - 1/4 cup
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds/Saunf - 1/2 tsp
Cloves/Lavang - 3
Dalchini/ Cinnamon- 1/2 inch piece
Dried Red Chillies - 4
Tamarind - 2 small pieces
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste


- Grind the coconut, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon, red chillies, tamarind, turmeric powder with little water to form a fine paste.
- The dal should be boiled to be very soft and mushy.
- Boil the veggies with little water and salt, together or one by one till soft but not mushy.
- To the pan with veggies, add the boiled dal and the ground paste, adjust salt and boil till the raw smell goes away from the masala.
- Ready to serve with hot rice or idlis or rotis.

Note : You can add other veggies also to this, but my mom says that the combination of green beans, potato and gherkins works best for this dish.

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Priya said...

Really interesting curry..looks yummy..

Happy cook said...

I never knew this veggie was called Gherkins. Here we get them in pickle. Is it the Kovaka.

Vaishali said...

Maya, Nice to see a konkani blogger. I've never had tendli in a curry before-- we usually just make a subzi. Love this recipe.

Meera said...

Wow! A new recipe for me. Looks great!!

Uma said...

mmm. thanks for introducing authentic recipe Maya! Looks so good. Thanks for trying out cucumber pickle. Glad that you liked it.

Maya said...

Thank you everyone...Do try it..

Happy Cook, yes, gherkins and kovaka are the same.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This sounds new to me. Looks so good. Nice recipe. Cool....

Priyanka said...

Have never had any ambat- base curry. Thanks for the recipe

Uj said...

Never used dalichi and lavang in ambat. New dish to me. Looks delicious. Need to try :)