Konkani cuisine's summer favourite is avnas ambe sasam. With every bite of this delicious dish its a myriad of flavours in your mouth. There's sweetness from mangoes and jaggery, sourness from pineapple, grapes and tamarind, spiciness from the dried red chillies used.
Here's the recipe for you to make this delicious, easy, quick Konkani style summer salad (sasave in Kanada). Avnas in Konkani means pineapple, ambo in Konkani refers to mango, sasam in Konkani is a dish made using ground coconut chutney as the base, chutney ground using with few mustard seeds.
Avnas ambe sasam is a part of the menu of most functions, celebrations in summer as this spicy, sweet, tangy, coconut side dish is all things summer & delicious. Usually, ripe mangoes and pineapple are used to make this side dish. Black or green grapes are also added to it for that sweet, tang hit with every bite. And there’s no cooking involved.
Here’s the recipe for you.
Preparation Time: 20-25 minutes
Serve with rice as a side dish for lunch, dinner.
Side Note: As the coconut gravy of this dish isn’t cooked, finish it off within 4-6 hours of preparation. Otherwise they tend to get spoilt as there's no cooking involved. You can choose to refrigerate any leftovers. This dish taste best while it's freshly made or is just chilled, doesn't taste too good on thawing.
Use any type of mango, pulpy mangoes that are sweet, sour, sweet-sour, not-so-sweet, any type tastes great in the spicy-sweet masala.
Even pineapples that are sweet, sour, sweet-sour, not-so-sweet, any type tastes great in the spicy-sweet masala.
If you have not so good tasting mangoes or pineapples you can make this dish to empty them. ;-)
Liked this mango dish? Then you'll definitely like these 2 Konkani cuisine favourites:
Sweet, Sour, Spicy Mango Curry (Ambe Upakari)
Ripe mangoes in a sweet, spicy side dish (Ambe Gojju)
Ripe Mango Side Dish (Ambe Sukke)
Find more Konkani cuisine side dishes here.
Tags: Pineapple, mango, sasam, Konkani cuisine, Konkani dish, Udupi cuisine, Mangalore food, ugadi