Thakka Ambat.

This is a “satvik” super tasty dish of GSB Cochin.  We can see this dish served in temple feasts, marriage and other important feasts of GSB’s residing in central Kerala. This is a lip smacking dish, even a first time taster will surely fall in love with this dish.  The preparation of this dish is very simple.
Ingredients

  • Ash gourd  -1 cup
  • Mande   –   1 cup
  • Kachil ( a variety of yam)  or  Potato   – 1 cup.(according to availability) All these vegetables are peeled, washed, cut in to one inch pieces
  • Thick Butter milk – 2 cups
  • Green Chilly slit – 1
  • Salt to taste
For the Masala
  • Grated  coconut. –  ½ coconut
  • Green chillies     –   4
  • Cumin seeds  –    1 tsp
For the Seasoning

  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds ½  tsp
  • Curry leaves few     
                                                                    Thakka Ambat                                
Method
  1. Pressure cook ash guard, mande and Kachil / Potato.
  2. Grind grated coconut, green chillies with cumin seeds to a fine paste.
  3. In a pan cook the ground masala, green chilly, salt along with the cooked vegetables.
  4. Maintain medium thick consistency.
  5. Add butter milk and mix well.
  6. Switch off the gas when the first boiling bubbles are seen.
  7. Season with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
                       Thakka Ambat is ready to serve with hot rice.
Note
  1. Do not over cook vegetables.
  2. After adding butter milk do not over boil.

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