Amba sauce

Amba sauce

5 mins Prep · 10 mins Cook

Amba is a tangy mango pickle condiment. Typically made with green mangoes, this version of amba uses ripe mangoes, which gives it a sweet-sour flavour. It works well on grilled meats, fish, chicken, or served alongside curries

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Cuisine Arabic
Special Occasion Ramadan
Diet Vegetarian
Preparation Easy
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 272
Fat 21.6g
Saturates 2.8g
Protein 3.9g
Carbs 19.8g
Sugars 9g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details

Cooking Instructions

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To make the spice mix, use a spice grinder or a small coffee grinder to blitz all the spices together (no need to roast any of them).


To make the sauce, place the flesh of the mango in a blender along with the juice from the lemon and blitz until smooth.


Heat the oil in a saucepan and gradually add the amba spice mix, cooking until very fragrant and a little bubbly.


Add the mango-lemon purée and whisk till combined, then return to a boil. Stir in the salt, then remove from the heat and cool.


Transfer to an airtight container, or a jar, and keep in the fridge. It will last for up to two weeks.