Homemade Amba

Don't know how to make a homemade amba? Here is a recipe for the original Iraqi amba with pieces of mango as the Iraqis love

  • OtherType
  • EasyDifficulty
  • 10 minPrep. Time
  • 20Serving/Unit


The first stage
Mango, 5 medium units
not ripe, preferably of “Maya” type
Salt, 2 flat tablespoons
Lemon salt, 1 flat tablespoon
The second stage
Water, 1 L
Amba powder, 200 g
Sugar, 1 flat teaspoon
Lemon juice, 1/4 cup
freshly squeezed
Hot green pepper, 1 medium unit
Hot red pepper, 1 medium unit


1. Peel the mango, cut into cubes or small strips and put in a jar.
2. Sprinkle the salt and lemon salt, close the jar and place on the aside for about 2 days so that the mango will be soft (occasionally shake the jar).
3. After 2 days, mix the water in a bowl with the amba powder and the rest of the ingredients - a thick spread is obtained, add water gradually until the desired thickness.
4. Season further to taste, add the mango and mix well.
5. Transfer the amba to a clean and dry jar, place aside again for at least 24 hours and then keep in the refrigerator. A perfect homemade amba is obtained!
6. Bon appetite (:

Total time: 3-4 days

The nutritional value does not include the amba powder.

Nutritional Values Serving/Unit 100 Grams
Calories 43 cal 61 cal
Proteins 0 g 1 g
Carbohydrates 11 g 16 g
Fat 0 g 0 g
The nutritional values appearing on this website are intended to provide general information only, and do not constitute a recommendation, a substitute for consulting a specialist or receiving medical advice.
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