By Mirj on January 22, 2008
"Although this is posted in response to a recipe request, I'm also posting this for myself, since it really is time I started making this yummy, spicy sauce. I normally do not like mangoes, but I do like amba, espcially drizzled on my felafel. This recipe comes from one of my Hebrew cookbooks, Matanot Mehamitbach (Gifts from the Kitchen) by Gil Hovav, one of Israel's foremost foodies, translation courtesy of me ;-) Just beware, if you injest even average quantities of this stuff, the fenugreek will add a certain je n'ai c'est quoi to your body odor. Fenugreek is good for you, but not in every way... Cooking time is also sunning time."
Serving Size: 1 (4053 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Yum! Thanks for posting - this seems to be pretty unique on the internet, the handful of other recipes are much simpler. I took a giant shortcut, myself, though, and though I'm sure the steeping and drying really make it special, I LOVED it on my sabich from Herbivoracious http://herbivoracious.com/. I used a regular, ripe mango from the supermarket, and I minced it and added it to the sauteed spices. I love recipes that really work my spice collection... :) Thanks again Mirj, keep posting!!"
"Thank you for posting this! I had amba on falafel once and fell in love with it, and could never find a recipe (and had to make mango chutney instead, the closest substitution I could think of). Your recipe looks delicious, I will definitely try making this soon."
"I love this on my falefel!! It wasnt easy to find the fenegriek and green mangos, but im glad i did"