Amba sauce

Amba sauce

5 mins Prep · 10 mins Cook

Amba is a tangy mango pickle condiment. it is typically made with green mangoes, but this version 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
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.