From Grandma’s Kitchen: Amlechi Uddamethi

This dish is a Goan curry using raw mangoes along with urad dal and fenugreek seeds. The mango can be replaced with hog plums.


1-2 raw mangoes (peeled and cut into pieces)

½ tsp fenugreek seeds

1 tsp urad dal (black gram dal)

1 tsp mustard seeds

A pinch of asafoetida (hing)

1 cup grated coconut

3 dry red chillies

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 marble-sized ball of tamarind

6 black peppercorns

2 tbsp jaggery (grated)

Salt to taste


Grind the coconut, asafoetida, chillies, tamarind, and peppercorns with a bit of water.

Heat oil in a pan and put in the mustard seeds. After they splutter, put in the fenugreek seeds, urad dal, and asafoetida.

Then add the mango with a little water. After the pieces are cooked, add jaggery, ground masala, and salt. Cover and let simmer for about 10 minutes.