Recently I had been pestering my friend, who is a Mangalorean, to send me some of her recipes. So she send me this typical konkani dish called Ambat which is prepared in Mangalore. Ambat is a konkani dish which is a main item in konkani temples during a festival or marriage feast. It has different varieties depending on the ingredients used. Sometimes ambat is prepared using ripe bananas in some parts of kerala, and sometimes using pulses. Here I am including the ambat prepared using white kidney beans. Hope you enjoy the dish.
- White kidney beans (Large ones): 1 small glass full
- Tomato : 1 no
- Onion: 1 no
- Potato: 1 no
- Grated Coconut: 1/4 if medium sized and 1/2 if small
- Red chilli: 3-4 nos depending on the spicy taste you want
- Tamarind : a small ball soaked in water
- Coriander leaves for garnish
- Soak the beans overnite.
- Peel the potatoes and slice them into very thin slices and cook them along with the beans in the pressure cooker for 3 whistles.
- Grind coconut, red chilli, and tamarind until it forms a smooth paste.
- Slice the tomatoes or make a tomato puree in the blender
- Heat a little oil in a kadai and saute the onions until they turn golden brown
- Add the tomatoes or puree and fry for around 20 seconds
- Add cooked beans and potatoes
- Add the coconut paste in step 3, add some water for gravy
- Add salt and cook until the raw smell of coconut paste is gone.
- Garnish with coriander leaves.
- Serve along with rice
Its easy to make and might take approximately 1/2 hour.