Ambal (Sweet and Sour Red Pumpkin) | How to make Ambal (Sweet and Sour Red Pumpkin)

By Kalpana Vinay  |  21st Apr 2016  |  
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Ambal (Sweet and Sour Red Pumpkin)by Kalpana Vinay
  • Prep Time

    10

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  • Cook Time

    20

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  • Serves

    4

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About Ambal (Sweet and Sour Red Pumpkin) Recipe

The ambal / umbal is sweet and sour pumpkin or Kaddu.It is an important dish in dogri cuisine. Ambal forms the part of the full course meal with channa dal and Rajma/Roungi and mittha patt (sweet rice). This combination is served during the community lunch of wedding ceremony Sannt.

Ambal (Sweet and Sour Red Pumpkin) is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in Jammu and Kashmir. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Ambal (Sweet and Sour Red Pumpkin) is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Ambal (Sweet and Sour Red Pumpkin) at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 10 minute for the preparation and 20 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Ambal (Sweet and Sour Red Pumpkin) by Kalpana Vinay in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Ambal (Sweet and Sour Red Pumpkin) at your home without any difficulties. Ambal (Sweet and Sour Red Pumpkin) is one of the representative dishes of Jammu and Kashmir which you can serve in any special occasions.

Ambal (Sweet and Sour Red Pumpkin)

Ingredients to make Ambal (Sweet and Sour Red Pumpkin)

  • Red pumpkin diced 2 cups
  • fenugreek seeds 1 tsp
  • mango powder 1 tbsp
  • jaggery pounded well 1/2 cup
  • Green chili 1 (seeds removed)
  • salt 3/4 tsp
  • turmeric 1/2 tsp
  • red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • raisins 10 (optional)
  • oil 1 tbsp

How to make Ambal (Sweet and Sour Red Pumpkin)

  1. In a wok heat oil. Add fenugreek seeds, as they turn brown add salt, turmeric, red chilli powder and green chilli. Stir for 30 seconds and add pumpkin.
  2. Cook on low fire, stirring in between till it is 80% cooked.
  3. Mash a few soft pieces.
  4. Add mango powder (Tamarind pulp or Anardana ) and Jaggery.
  5. Cook again adding 1 1/4 cup of water for at least 10-15 minutes, till the gravy becomes a bit thick.
  6. Salt, sourness and sweetness can be adjusted as per taste
  7. Goes well with rajma chawal.

My Tip:

If in a hurry make with mango powder otherwise add 1/4 cup tamarind pulp or soak and grind 2 tbsp Anardana, strain and add in pumpkin.

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