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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Ambula Raee ( Mandira preparation )

Ambula Raee is one of the most sought after dishes at any function in Orissa these days . While I already have an existing recipe on my blog, this one is specially prepared in the temples. Read on:

Preparation Time - 2 hours 10 mins ( 2 hours standby time )

Ingredients -

  • 9-10 pieces Ambula
  • 1 cup sliced coconut
  • 3-4 green chillis
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp thick curd
  • 1 inch mango ginger
  • 1-2 dry red chillis
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • salt to taste.

For tempering -

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 sprig curry leaves.

Preparation - Soak the ambula in 1 cup of hot water for 2 hours or till tender. Add crushed green chillis and coriander to it.

Grind the coconut into a paste and add to the above mixture.

Cooking: Dry roast the cumin seeds. Grind into a smooth paste along with the mustard seeds and red chilli.

Heat the oil in a wok. Add the mustard seeds and curry leaves.

Add the mustard-cumin paste to the wok along with 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil. Now add the ambula mixture along with sugar and salt. Boil for 2-3 minutes.

Remove from flame and stir in the yogurt/curd and crushed mango ginger.

Serve with rice and dalma/dal.


  1. love your collection of odiya recipes... amazing job.... very impressed!
    I dont get much time to blog these days, but you are inspiring me to get back again!


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