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 ...