Friday, February 29, 2008

Another Award & Spinach Ambat

Well, Well its pouring awards , awards & more on the blog world!!! Everyone's getting awards & passing it on.....I am truely overwhelmed on getting another award! Getting the E for excellence award so soon after entering the blog world is tuely amazing & i am so... happy! Thank you Dear Purnima of Fantasy Cooking for passing on this award to me.....I appreciate it :-)

I would like to pass it on too,

Laavanya of Cookery Corner , Maya of Konkan World and Meera of Enjoy Indian Food . Congrats girls on your well deserved awards :-)

Spinach Ambat
This is an authentic konkani dish, made quite often in our house. Ambat is a coconut based curry & cooked given seasoning with Onions. You can make Ambat with carrots, potatoes, Spinach, Chayote squash. This goes well with rice & some simple sabji.


Spinach- 3 cups
Coconut - 3/4 cup
R.Chillies - 5
Tamarind - a small piece
Onion - 1
Salt - To taste
Oil - 2 tsps


1. Wash the spinach & chop it. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.

2. Roast R .chillies in a drop of oil till slightly brown. Then grind it with coconut & tamarind to a fine paste.

3. Add the ground masala to the spinach, add salt & 1/2 of onion finely chopped & bring to a good boil.

4. Season with finely chopped onions sauted in oil till brown.

Serve hot with rice...Ambat is ready & delicious!!


Asha said...

Awards galore or awards week! Enjoy your's too Seema!:)
Ambat looks delcious, spinach ambat specially!:)

Kalai said...

Easy, quick dish with spinach. Love it! :)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Nice dish ambat .... congrats seema

Pravs said...

Congrats on the award. Have to try ambat with spinach. Good one.

Dhivya said...

Wow!simple and yummy dish seema...must try ....

DEEPA said...

congrats on the award seema ..great going ..many more to come to you .....spinach ambat looks awesome!!!

Kalva said...

Wow nice one!!

Laavanya said...

Congrats on your award Seema and thanks for thinking of me.. :)

Spinach Ambat, looks and sounds delicious! How versatile too.

Finla said...

Yeah true it is pouring awards these days, congrats

Prema Sundar said...

congrats on the award seema.. Ambat spinach prep sounds interesting!!!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Congratulations on your award!! Enjoy yourself

TBC said...

I like the sound of ambat. It's simple enough for me. But why are we pressure cooking spinach here?

Congrats on your award. :-)

Seema said...

Asha- Thanks! Spinach ambat is my most favourite one.

Kalai- Yes easy & delicious.

Vanamala- Thank you.

Pravs- Thanks & try & see if u like it.

Dhivya - Very easy & hardly takes 15-20 minutes to make.

Deepa - Thank u.

Kalva - Thank u.

Laavanya - Thanks & congrats to u too :-) I love spinach this way the best.

Happy cooking- Yup, Awards raining on bloggers!! Thank u.

Prema- Thank u.

Ramya - Thanks!

TBC- We presuure cook to get it well cooked & traditionally thats how its done. In India we use
"Vaali Bhajji" A type of green to cook the same dish. But i tried substituting it with Spinach here & it turned out Awesome, infact we now prefer it with spinach than Vaali.

Trupti said...

Congrats for your award Seema. Ambat looks yuummyyy

KonkaniBlogger said...

Ambat looks yummy..Thanx so muxh for thinking of me for this award Seema..Really honoured :)..Congrats to u and enjoy it..

Meera said...

Congratulations, Seema.
& Thanks so much for thinking of me! I feel honoured.

Ambat looks delicious!! reminded me of "Vaali Ambat". never tried spinach ambat...Will try now!! I don't get vaali here. great idea to use spinach!

EC said...

Congrats on the award n the ambat looks lovely

Purnima said...

Seema..congrats on your well deserved award! I m truly missing Vaali ambat when I look at your pic! My mom-made ambat is very very tasty!!

Sagari said...

congratsss seema ,never tried ambat till now looks delecious

Jayashree said...

Congratulations on the award....

Archy said...

Congrats Seema !! Enjoy !!

Uma said...

Congrats on the award, Seema! Love your spinach ambat. looks lovely and simple.

Unknown said...

Hi Seema...
That was a nice spinach dish....Cograts on the award...nice...

Seema said...

Trupti - Thank you.

Maya - Thank u. Congrats on your Award.

Meera - Thank u. Yup your right - Vaali Ambat is yum. But here since we dont get Indian type of Vaali, i tried with Spinach & believe me its too good. You will surely like it.

Easy craft - Thank u.

Purnima - Thank u, Moms ambats are truely the best! Try with Spinach & see how u like it?

Sagari - Thank u. Try & see u will like it.

Jayashree - Thank u

Archy - Thank u.

Uma - Thanks!

Sukanya - Thanks. Its a great dish with Spinach. Try it out sometime :-)

Archana Doshi said...

Looks delicious, infact am going to try it tomorrow, looks very very inviting. I love curry's with rice. Thanks for sharing