Saturday, June 15, 2013

Gud Gud Alambe ambat ( Thunder Mushrooms in coconut based gravy )

Gud Gud Alambe ambat ( Thunder Mushrooms in coconut based gravy )
Every season comes with its own beauty !!! n Nature has gifted us with abundance miracles :) one such a miracle is Gud Gud Alambe:) Gud Gud in konkani means Thunder and Alambe means Mushrooms hence its Thunder Mushrooms ;) n this grows in hills in the coastal region of Mangalore ,preferably in a village called Moodbidri or Karkala on the initial onset of monsoon ,when the first few thunder strikes .. n hence its only available for a very short time ! n is expensive ! ts quite a tedious task to clean n then remove the tough skin to get the inside soft edible stuff ! But being a Mangalorean have always loved this seasonal Mushrooms

  • Cleaned n peeled Gud Gud Alambe -1 kg 
  • onion huge-1 (1/2 for boiling , 1/2 for seasoning ) 
  • Magge ( Mangalore yellow cucumber ) Peeled n cut into small pieces -1/2 cup 
  • Grated coconut-1 cup 
  • Roasted red chillies - 8 to 10 depends on d spice 
  • Tamarind - Tamarind seed size 
  • salt to taste 

Pressure cook Alambe n Magge with 1/2 chopped onions n salt  for 1 whistle ..dont discard the water n keep it aside ...
Grind red chillies, grated coconut n tamarind to a fine paste . Add this ground masala to the cooked Alambe n give a quick boil n season with 1/2 chopped onions ...

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