Amte kai huli! I’m sure you have tasted tomato saaru, even majjige huli. Have you tasted ambarella sour curry? It looks like a raw mango and tastes amazing!
Known by many names like Amte kai in Kannada, Ambade in Tulu, Ambado in Konkani, Ambarella or Hog Plum in English, this fruit is very popular in Asian, American and African countries. In India, it is used in chutney, pickles, soups and curry. Rich source of dietary fibre and Vitamin B complex!
Amte Kai Huli or Curry today is popularly garnished with an oil tadka. This is unnecessary and does not add any health benefit to the curry. Whole nuts are the best sources of oil. We have used whole coconut, and added it at the end to avoid cooking it, which reduces its health benefits.
This is a famous traditional curry recipe prepared with ambarella, coconut and selected spices for weddings in Coastal Karnataka. Red chili is popularly, used but we are replacing it with pepper, which is less of an irritant to the digestive tract and packs an equally spicy punch! 🙂