Plant Based Dishes

Video Recipe – Amba Khatta from Orissa | GF & Vegan Raw Mango Condiment

This post took quite a while to be up here. First I lost all the pics / videos that I took and I was looking frantically for the same. Having deleted the source pics, I wasn’t sure I could cook or click the same (call it laziness or a lack of motivation :p). My elder kid however took a roundabout way to look for this – and found my file ! I can’t be grateful enough (for I had saved the file under another name – call it Brain Fog / Brain fatigue).

I do hope you would all enjoy watching the Youtube video embedded here and also subscribe to my Youtube Channel – Sizzling Tastebuds – as well. Your likes, comments, suggestions / brickbats are all welcome as I am still in a fledgling stage of learning and re-learning basics of making youtube videos ! 


But so glad that this delicious ,GF, vegan dip can be made in the park of Summer and that we could all enjoy the tangy, spicy dip that does great wonders to pep up a simple Dal- Chawal kind of meal that summers are made of.  

My paired blogger – for this edition of Ssshhh Cooking Secret Challenge – Priya Mahesh gave me ingredients of Mango and Panchphoron to make this delectable dip. Do hop on to her blog and see what she’s dished out for this month. She has some lovely recipes that I would like to recreate from her blog ! 

Off to the recipe now. 


Prep time – 15 mins, Cook time – 15 mins, serves – 4 

Amba Khatta – GF, vegan, plant based dip with Raw Mango

What you need:

Raw , tart mango – 1 cup (large cubes)

Jaggery – 2/3 cup (adjust sweetness)

Oil – 2 tsp (mustard oil works best, but I didn’t have access to that)

Tempering: Panchphoron – 1 tsp, Broken Red chillies – 1 , Curry leaves – few

Crushed ginger – 1 tsp (do not skip this)

Salt – to taste

Turmeric – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Rice flour – 1 TBSP (opt.)


How to:

In a pan, heat oil. Add tempering ingredients, Once done, add the crushed ginger. Now add the salt and spice powder, turmeric. Saute for 1 min on low flame. 

Now add the chopped raw mango and saute for 1-2 mins till the masala coats the mango. Add a few tsp of water and cook covered till slightly soft (but not mushy) – about 4-5 mins on low flame. 

Now add the jaggery and mix well. add water to adjust consistency. If the water / liquid is too much, make a slurry of rice flour / corn flour with 1-2 tsp of water and add to the gravy. Let it thicken a bit (it thickens further on sitting)

Adjust spice / salt and serve with Dal -Chawal / Khichdi / Hot Rotis.




  1. Looks like odia version of mango pachadi. Love the tangy flavor combined with jaggery

  2. Priya Iyer

    I'm glad you managed to recover the pics and put up this post! 🙂

    The Amba Khatta looks just perfect. I made it recently too, and loved how beautiful it tasted. Makes for a wonderful side to any meal.

    Very well presented recipe, Kalyani!

  3. Vasusvegkitchen

    Glad that you found Ur recipe pics and video!! Amba Khatta looks very delicious, loved its thick texture, sweet & tangy taste and its color, what not ????. Video too came very nice, keep rocking dear????

  4. Poonam Bachhav

    Glad to know you could recover your file. The Odia style Amba khatta looks absolutely delish !

  5. cookwithrenu

    The amba khatta looks so very tempting, that thick khatta gravy has come out so very delicious and that colour, just awesome

  6. I love this amba khatta cooked with jaggery. It looks rustic and must taste good too.

  7. Mango, panchphoran, ginger, chili powder, jaggery! Totally lip-smacking sweet sour and spicy mango dish! Lovely share! Sujata Shukla

  8. Sweet and sour chutney in odia style looks absolutely delicious and mouthwatering. Glad to know that you recovered the pics .

  9. Priya (

    Yumm…thinking of this khatta nd meetha sabzi itself is making my mouth water..give me a bowl of this with my rasam rice and i am done for the day…nice share

  10. Priya (

    gimme a bowl of this khatta and meetha sabzi with rasam rice and i am done for the day….nice share

  11. Sujata Roy

    Glad you recover your pictures. Loved the video. Chutney looks super yummy. Loved the use of jaggery instead of sugar. Its my favourite chutney but I don't use curry leaves next time I will follow your recipe.

  12. mildly indian

    i love the intense colour formed by the recipe. My motherin law makes something so similar to this loved by the family. The vlog is so cool,loved it.

  13. Mayuri Patel

    Kalyani, glad your got your pictures back. The khatta looks so delicious. It's a chutney that I've got to make as its a fuss free recipe and hardly takes any time.

  14. This is a must relish in mango season at my place. You have prepared so nicely kalyani ! Love to have as it is ;P

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