As I have mentioned earlier, an Ambat is a coconut based preparation which is seasoned with onion. Vegetables or Lentils of choice are used. Posting aan Ambat made with Cauliflower today.
- 12 bite sized pieces of cauliflower
- 2 potatoes cubed
- 2 onions sliced roughly
- 1/2 of a small coconut
- One fistful split Pigeon peas pressure cooked and churned
- 12 roasted dry red chillies
- 1 tbsp tamarind paste.
- 1 onion minced
- 3 tbsps oil
Boil the cubed potato and sliced onions in salted water till three fourth done. Add the cauliflower and cook till done. Do not overcook cauliflower. Grind the coconut, roasted red chillies and tamarind to a smooth paste. Add it to the cooked vegetables along with the pressure cooked split Pigeon peas /Dal. Heat oil in a pan. Add the minced onion and fry to a rich brown. Drop it into the Ambat. Adjust salt and give one boil. Cover and keep aside for half an hour for the flavours to infuse.
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