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Ambe Upkari - Karnataka Style Ripe Mango Curry

Ambe Upkari - Karnataka Style Ripe Mango Curry Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Priya Shiva


  • Ripe mangoes - 4 small ones
  • Green chilies - 2 slit
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Jaggery - 3 tbsp powdered
  • Dry red chilli - 2 long ones
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal / white lentil - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida/hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut oil - 2 tbsp


  1. Clean the mangoes nicely by running under water. Place the mangoes in pressure cooker and add 1 cup of water. Pressure cook and give 2 whistles.
  2. Once the pressure comes down, drain water in a bowl and peel the mangoes. keep the peeled mangoes separately. Using a spoon, extract the mango pulp from the peels and add it in the bowl with water. Discard peels.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a pan and add slit green chilies, asafoetida and saute. Now add the water which we collected in a bowl with mango pulp.
  4. Add jaggery, turmeric powder, salt to taste and mix well.
  5. Now add the peeled mangoes and mix gently. Let it simmer for few minutes and transfer in a serving bowl.
  6. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a small frying pan, add mustard seeds and let it crackle. Now add red chilies, urad dal and saute for few seconds.
  7. Pour this over the curry and relish it with steamed rice.