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Sweet and Spicy Ambarella Curry(Sri Lankan).

Sweet and spicy Sri Lankan Ambarella curry.

A vegan, vegetarian curry that combines the two most popular flavors into one, scoop the gravy with a poppadom and get addicted to this wonderfully tasty dish.

I went in search of the English name for Ambarella and came up with Malay apple, Golden apple, June plum, hog plum and a whole bunch of unpronounceable names depending on the region.

Whatever the name we use, I think Ambarella is an under-rated fruit because when cooked it adds a whole new dimension to simple fare. 

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Does anyone remember the method of cracking them open using the door frames? and the accharu?

I sure do, they were always a group affair with siblings and cousins pitching in and the tree climbing involved.

Nowadays, Kids don’t need to climb to get to these because you get the short bud trees, easy access.

Anyway, back to the recipe, this is my mom’s and mom in-law’s the combination of sweet and spicy makes it a favorite with the kids.

There is simply no excuse, not to try this, EXCEPT for the cleaning of the fruit.

Sweet and spicy Sri Lankan AMbarella curry, a vegan, vegetarian curry that combines the two most popular flavors into one, scoop the gravy with a poppadom and get addicted to this wonderfully tasty dish-islandsmile.org

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Sweet and spicy Sri Lankan AMbarella curry, a vegan, vegetarian curry that combines the two most popular flavors into one, scoop the gravy with a poppadom and get addicted to this wonderfully tasty dish.

 

Sweet and Spicy Ambarella Curry(Sri Lankan).

3 Tablespoons of Oil

4-5 Curry Leaves

3 Cardamom Pods

1/2  Cinnamon Stick

1 large onion finely sliced

1 Green Chilli chopped

3 Teaspoon Chilli Flecks

250g of Ambarella, Peeled and cut into halves

Salt to season

1 Cup Sugar 

2 cups of water

Method

Over medium heat add oil to a pan, once the oil heats, add the Curry leaves, Cardamom Pods and Cinnamon Stick, gently cook to draw out the flavor. 3-5 minutes.

Add the onions and mustard seed, cook for further 2 minutes.

Pour in water, followed by sugar, cook over medium heat.

While the liquid simmers, add chilli flecks and green chillies, continue cooking over medium heat.

5 minutes later add the ambarella into the simmering liquid.

Make sure there is enough water covering the ambarella, if not pour more water and let the curry simmer over medium heat until the gravy of turns to dark amber.15 minutes, season with salt while the curry cooks.

Serve warm with your favorite rice and curry.

Sweet and Spicy Ambarella Curry(Sri Lankan).

Sweet and spicy Sri Lankan Ambarella curry.

A vegan, vegetarian curry that combines the two most popular flavors into one.

Scoop the gravy with a poppadam and get addicted to this wonderful tastst dish.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.
  • Ingredients
  • Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
  • 3 Tablespoons of Oil
  • 4-5 Curry Leaves
  • 3 Cardamom Pods
  • 1/2 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 large onion finely sliced
  • 1 Green Chilli chopped
  • 3 Teaspoon Chilli Flecks
  • 250g of Ambarella, Peeled and cut into halves
  • Salt to season
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 cups of water

Instructions

    Over medium heat add oil to a pan, once the oil heats, add the Curry leaves, Cardamom Pods and Cinnamon Stick, gently cook to draw out the flavor. 3-5 minutes.

    Add the onions and mustard seed, cook for further 2 minutes.

    Pour in water, followed by sugar, cook over medium heat.

    While the liquid simmers, add chilli flecks and green chillies, continue cooking over medium heat.

    5 minutes later add the ambarella into the simmering liquid.

    Make sure there is enough water covering the ambarella, if not pour more water and let the curry simmer over medium heat until the gravy of turns to dark amber.15 minutes, season with salt while the curry cooks.

    Serve warm with your favorite rice and curry.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 447Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 660mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 1gSugar: 53gProtein: 10g

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Rasakama

Tuesday 6th of December 2016

Tempting. I make this curry little differently. I should try your way next time. Thanks for the recipe.

jehan

Thursday 5th of January 2017

I hope you do, this is more sweeter.

jehan

Thursday 5th of January 2017

This is more towards the sweet side and how my mom and grandmom makes it, I'm sure yours is tasty too.

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