What is Aam ki Sabzi?
Aam ki Sabzi is a side dish which is tangy as well as sweet. These two flavors are very dominant in this dish but the beauty of the dish is that both these flavors are very well balanced. I have prepared kache aam ki sabzi using regular mangoes, which were tangy and not sweet. I have flavored aam ki sabzi with cumin seeds, asafetida, fennel seeds etc.
Let’s talk about the ingredients for Aam ki Sabzi
Aam ki sabzi calls for not too sweet mangoes. Mangoes are available in abundance. But at times, these beauties ditch us. We are expecting a gorgeous, sweet and juicy mango and we end up with a sour or tangy one. So as they say, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade… I would say when life gives you tangy mangoes, make aam ki sabzi. The best part about these mangoes is that they already have a balance of sweetness and tanginess. To enhance these flavors, I like to add asafetida, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and some chili flakes.
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Aam ki Sabzi
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings 3-4 Persons
Ingredients for Aam ki Sabzi
2 mangoes (sweet cum tangy), cut in small cubes
2 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp asafetida
Salt to taste
¼ tsp freshly grounded black pepper (kali mirch)
¼ tsp red chilli flakes
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
Sugar as per taste
Dry mango (anchor) powder as per taste
How to make Aam ki Sabzi
1. Prepare tempering and add mangoes
In a pan heat 2 tsp oil. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds and ½ tsp asafetida. Let it crackle. Add mango cubes.
Tip: Asafetida has been added in a good quantity as it complements the sweetness of mango very well.
2. Add spices
Add ¼ tsp freshly grounded black pepper, ¼ tsp red chili flakes, ¼ tsp turmeric powder and salt as per taste. Add 1 tsp fennel seeds. I missed adding it with other spices therefore I am adding it separately. You add it with other spices.
3. Cook and taste
Cook it on low flame for 2-3 minutes till it is slightly mushy. Taste a spoonful. If required add sugar or dry mango powder. Mine was just perfectly balanced so I didn’t add anything.
4. Bon appétit
Enjoy with poori or paratha.
- Tasting Aam ki Sabzi is very important part of the recipe. Here you can adjust the sweetness and tanginess as per your taste.
- You can also add onion seeds (kalonji).
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