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19th February 2019

Ambade Ros / Hog Plum Curry

The Ambade Ros / Hog Plum Curry is a sweet and slightly tangy curry made using Hog Plums which are a small green fruit resembling a small raw mango. The fruit is mildly sour and used in curries or pickles. The recipe that follows, will give you a sweet, mildly spiced and mildly tangy curry that is best had with rice.

Serves: 4 to 6 Persons

Prep. Time: 15 Mins.

Cooking Time: 25 to 30 Mins.


[ Standard Measure – 1 cup = 250 ml ]

  • Ambade – 12
  • Fresh Coconut (grated) – 1 cup
  • Light Green Chillies – 5 to 6
  • Curry Leaves – 10 to 12
  • Sugarcane Jaggery – 3 tbsp.
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 ¼ tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Oil – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt –

Step 1:     Peel the hog plums. Apply ½ tbsp. salt and leave aside for 30 minutes.

Step 2:     Grind the coconut along with the green chillies and turmeric to a slightly coarse paste using ½ cup water.

Step 3:     Heat oil in a vessel and add the mustard seeds. Immediately after they start spluttering, add the curry leaves and sauté for a few seconds on low heat.

Step 4:     Next add the ambade and give a mix. Add 1 cup hot water and cook covered on medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes till the hog plums are done.

Step 5:     Add the ground paste and crushed jaggery. Stir. Check for sweetness and salt and add if required. Cover and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes on low heat till the gravy thickens.

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