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26 February, 2018

Almi ani Batat che Ambat| Tangy Mushroom and Potato Vegetable Recipe

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Almi and Batat che Ambat is a spicy and tangy  Mushroom and Potato Vegetable that is finger licking delicious.

Almi ani Batat che Ambat, Tangy Mushroom and Potato Vegetable Recipe

Almi ani Batat che Ambat

As a part of “Ssshhhh Secretly Cooking” for February 2018, we have been challenged to make recipes from Goa!  The challenge is your partner who was to give 2 secret ingredients. You are to cook from the state chosen using the ingredients given.

This month my partner is Sasmita who has chosen kokum and garlic as my ingredients. Simple and everyday ingredients but I could not, however, think of any recipe using the two! The only thing that I could think of was Futi Kadi and Sol Kadi, both are relished at home and much anticipated!

There are many vegetarian dishes in Goan Cuisine. Here are some treasures that I have tried from the Goan Cuisine        (these are a few that are lost when I got hacked).

Around this time my husband, Girish was hospitalised. For a person who is very active and never sick, it was a very something of a humbling experience for me.

I woke up to the fact that I am a pawn in God’s Plan! It also woke us to the fact that we have to change our lifestyle.

And for once I am thankful that that is all we have to do!

What seemed like an unscalable task, something that happens in others life was happening in my life and I am trying to include a new healthier diet for us.

We are yet to decide if we want to switch to a vegan diet but since we love to eat fish I think that will be very difficult. Still, we will cross the bridge by and by slowly and steadily.

Once home I decided that we need to cook for the challenge. So I contacted David D’Souza who shared 2 recipes with me. He recommended Mushroom Ambat and am I glad I did it.

Now for changes, David has used coconut milk I have used water instead also I ground some onions with the masala. Basically, because I need to watch the amount of coconut. The onion for no other other reason but because it was chopped up and kept and I did not want to put it in the fridge. David had used tamarind extract and as he suggested I have used kokum water.

One more thing when using water in the vegetable add little say 1/2 cup in case your mushrooms are not cooked and /or you want some more gravy use another 1/2 cup.

We had this vegetable for dinner but will enjoy it for breakfast  or lunch also.

Almi ani Batat che Ambat

Almi ani Batat che Ambat

Almi and Batat che Ambat| Mushroom and Potato Sour Vegetable Recipe

  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups button mushrooms
  • 4 medium potatoes boiled
  • 200 ml coconut milk (I did not use)
  • salt to taste

Masala ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup   coconut grated
  • 2 onions chopped (optional)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 green chillies
  • 10-11 kokum soaked in 1-cup water

Seasoning ingredients:

  • 2 – 3 tsp of oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • a few curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies slit
  •  1 pinch hing/asafoetida

Method:

  • Chop the mushrooms and potatoes to even sized pieces.
  • Grind the masala ingredients of coconut, onions, garlic, chillies to a fine paste.
  • In a kadhai/wok, mix the mushroom and potatoes.
  • Mix in the salt.
  • Add the coconut milk (if using)   and ground masala to the kadhai/wok.
  • Add the kokum water and cook on low to medium heat.
  • In a small kadhai/wok heat the oil and splutter the mustard seeds with the curry leaves and chillies.
  • Once fried add the hing to the seasoning mix. Keep aside.
  • Meanwhile, the curry will come to boil, and the mushrooms are almost cooked, add the seasoning mix to the pot.
  • Stir and cover the pot and switch off the heat.
  •  Serve hot with steamed rice, pav, or chapatti.
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A spicy and tangy  Mushroom and Potato Vegetable that is finger licking delicious.
Almi ani Batat che Ambat Tangy Mushroom and Potato Vegetable Recipe
Prep Time 5-10 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Masala ingredients:
Seasoning ingredients:
Prep Time 5-10 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Masala ingredients:
Seasoning ingredients:
Almi ani Batat che Ambat Tangy Mushroom and Potato Vegetable Recipe
Instructions
  1. Chop the mushrooms and potatoes to even sized pieces.
  2. Grind the masala ingredients of coconut, onions, garlic, chillies to a fine paste.
  3. In a kadhai/wok, mix the mushroom and potatoes.
  4. Mix in the salt.
  5. Add the coconut milk (if using) or and more water of about 1 cup and ground masala to the kadhai/wok.
  6. Add the kokum water and cook on low to medium heat.
  7. In a small kadhai/wok heat the oil and splutter the mustard seeds with the curry leaves and chillies.
  8. Once fried add the hing to the seasoning mix. Keep aside.
  9. Meanwhile the curry will come to boil, and the mushrooms are almost cooked, add the seasoning mix to the pot.
  10. Stir and cover the pot and switch off the heat.
  11. Serve hot with steamed rice, pav, or chapatti.
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71 thoughts on : Almi ani Batat che Ambat| Tangy Mushroom and Potato Vegetable Recipe

  • February 27, 2018 at 9:47 am

    The tangy and spicy mushroom potato curry sounds very flavorful di..would love to give it a try some time.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      February 27, 2018 at 4:16 pm

      Thanks dear.

       
  • February 27, 2018 at 9:49 am

    The spicy and tangy mudroom potato gravy sounds flavorful di..would love to try it some time

     
  • February 27, 2018 at 9:51 am

    The spicy and tangy mushroom potato curry sounds flavorful di ! Would love to give it a try some time

     
  • February 27, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    I hope your husband is well, Archana. All the best with your Vegan endeavours.

    The Almi and Batat Che Ambat sounds like something that would fit well in my everyday routine. Simple yet rice in flavour.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      February 27, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks, Aruna he is much better but the lifestyle changes have to be maintained.

       
      • March 2, 2018 at 4:35 pm

        I know that from my own lifestyle change over the past year. Fortunately, I have been able to sustain it so far. Fingers crossed.

         
        • ArchanaPotdar
          March 3, 2018 at 7:08 pm

          Glad you have been able to sustain the changes. Yes, fingers crossed Aruna.

           
  • February 27, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    I hope your husband is well, Archana. Wishing you the best in your Vegan endeavours.

    Your Almi and Batat Che Ambat sounds like something that would fit well in my everyday routine. Simple yet flavourful!

     
  • February 27, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    As you have mentioned, simple everyday ingredients that were turned into a lovely veggie by you. I also loved the huge list of your Goan recipes that I would so love to try some day. Honestly, I have found so many veg recipes in Goan cuisine that I really didnt expect. Loved the post!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      February 27, 2018 at 7:39 pm

      True Vidya the thought is that Goans do not eat veggies they do only the treatment is different from rest of the country but that can be due to the isolation we have had.

       
  • March 1, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    This recipe sounds so interesting never tried this kind of combination of flavours ever , have to try once for sure.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 1, 2018 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks Soma

       
  • March 1, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    The flavours in this curry is so different never tried such a combination, a must try recipe for sure, loved the recipe.

     
  • March 1, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Thins curry looks so flavourful and such interesting blends of flavours , just loved the recipe, will try it soon .

     
  • March 1, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    I have never tried out the mushroom and potato combo.. Looks yummy. I will try it out .

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 1, 2018 at 6:53 pm

      Do share your twists to the recipe also Shobhaji.

       
  • March 1, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    The Ambat looks amazingly delicious!Yummy share!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 1, 2018 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks dear.

       
  • March 1, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    spicy and tangy curry is simply mouthwatering…yummy share

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 1, 2018 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks

       
  • March 1, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Curry looks amazing. Would. Love to try out this mushroom dish. My good wishes to your hubby. May he get well soon😊

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      Avinji thanks. Do try and let me know how you like it.

       
  • March 1, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Hope Girish is in good health now.
    Mushroom, potato and coconut milk sounds like a very interesting combination. It sounds like a delicious dish.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 2, 2018 at 12:46 pm

      He is better now Pavani Thanks. It is yum Pavani will love to see your twist on it.

       
  • March 2, 2018 at 12:17 am

    Love all the goan recipes by you.. Indeed a good learning for .. Hope everything is fine now 🙂

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      Yes, Sharmila things are better now. Thanks for saying you like my Goan recipes.

       
  • March 2, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Not a big fan of mushroom, but the curry looks yummy

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 2, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks dear

       
  • March 2, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Lovely, simple and delicious dish; looks so tasty. Hope your husband is much better now; my good wishes to him. Thanks for sharing this Goan vegetarian dish.

     
  • March 2, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Dish looks lovely! My good wishes to your husband and nice to know a nice vegetarian Goan dish.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 2, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks, Vanitha he is much better. There are a lot of vegetarian dishes even I keep discovering new stuff every day.:D

       
  • March 2, 2018 at 10:59 am

    This is indeed a different combination – mushroom and potatoes cooked in coconut based gravy..tempting 🙂

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 2, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      Thanks dear

       
  • March 2, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Such a different dish, i rarely cooked this mushroom and potato combo. Fingerlicking dish definitely. Wishing your husband a speedy recovery Archana.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 2, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks Priya for the wishes. As for the dish please try and share your twists.

       
  • March 2, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    I hope your husband is doing good now. Take care! And coming to your dish, this is completely new to me.. sounds very delicious as I love the flavour of kokum. Will try sometime ! Thanks for sharing!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 3, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      Thanks he is much better now. Please do ping me when you do the recipe.

       
  • Uma
    March 2, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    First I wish for your husband for good health. Then I read that you are thinking to change to become vegan, that is excellent news. Your recipe looks delicious and good luck.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 3, 2018 at 7:05 pm

      Thanks for the good wishes Uma.

       
  • March 2, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    The mushroom and potato curry sounds so lovely and the flavours from the Kokum must have given a very distinct taste. Discovering recipes that are new to us is always fun to do.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 3, 2018 at 7:05 pm

      😀

       
  • sapana
    March 3, 2018 at 12:05 am

    Kokam is my favorite sour ingredient. The mushroom potato gravy with kokum must have tasted delicious.

     
  • March 3, 2018 at 1:22 am

    I hope your husband is doing well Archana. I never imagined mushroom and potato together in one dish, interesting flavours.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 3, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      He is better now thanks, Jagruti.

       
  • March 3, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Wow! The ambat looks stunning!   Great share for the challenge!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 3, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you.

       
  • March 3, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    This looks so amazingly yum

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 3, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks dear

       
  • March 3, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    The ambat looks delicious, nice combo of potato and mushroom. But, not a fan of mushroom.

     
  • March 4, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    A very mild curry this one sounds like, so apt to eat with chapathis and even lazily with bread! I totally agree how we are pawns to God, some jolts are enough for us to look at how we actually are… so glad that things are back to normal…

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 4, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks Rafeeda.

       
  • Swati Saxena
    March 5, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Small changes in our eating habits can bring big changes in our health. Hope your hubby is doing well now. I have never cooked mushroom and potato together but your simple curry temps me to cook one.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 5, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      True Swatiji small changes go as long way. Hubby is much better now thanks. Please cook and let me know how you like it,

       
  • Bhawana
    March 5, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    This is a new way to cook mushroom. Loved the way all ingredient listed came together.

    Hope your husband is fine now? Take care dear. This is the time when we feel so helpless.

     
  • March 6, 2018 at 1:54 am

    This curry looks delicious..something different from usual masala curries

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 7, 2018 at 9:05 pm

      Thank you.

       
  • March 6, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Delicious Mushroom Curry!I love Mushroom and this is next on my list!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 7, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      Ping me dear.

       
  • March 6, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Wow, what an array of dishes you have listed.
    mushroom and potato combo will surely be loved by my son.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 7, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      😀

       
  • March 6, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Can feel the tanginess of the curry, very new combination with mushroom..

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 7, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      Thanks.

       
  • March 10, 2018 at 2:44 am

    Hope your hubby is well now Archana. Love the flavors of this lip smacking curry. Tanginess from the kokum and sweetness from the coconut milk.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 10, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      He is fine now, thanks, dear.

       
  • March 10, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    ambat looks super delicious…lovely share for the challenge

     
  • March 10, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    mushroom curry looks delicious…lovely share for the challenge

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 11, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      Thanks, Nisa.

       
  • March 21, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Interesting recipe! I have not thought of combining mushroom with potatoes! And Im sure the kokum will add a unique flavour to the dish! Thanks for sharing this Goan recipe, I should try it at the earliest.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 22, 2018 at 9:20 pm

      Thanks, Ma’am! Please share your recipe and pictures too.

       

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