Dried Salty Mango or Ambula(ଆମ୍ବୁଲ) is a special dry food item in Odisha. This can be consumed in all seasons throughout the year. People generally love to use Ambula while making different types of curries like Ambula Fish Curry(ଆମ୍ବୁଲ ମାଛ ଝୋଳ), Ambula Rai(ଆମ୍ବୁଲ ରାଇ), Ambula Khata(ଆମ୍ବୁଲ ଖଟା), Ambula Grilled Fish(ଆମ୍ବୁଲ ମାଛ ପତ୍ରପୋଡ଼ା), Ambula Potato Brinjal Curry (ଆମ୍ବୁଲ ଆଳୁ ବାଇଗଣ ବଡ଼ି ଝୋଳ).
It is an Indian fruit leather made out of mango pulp mixed with concentrated sugar solution and then it’s sun-dried. It is also known as aamba sadhaa (Odia), Aamta (Assamese), amawat (Hindi), Maanga Thera (Malayalam), mamidi tandra (Telugu), aamsotto (Bengali) and amba vadi (Marathi).
In spite of Such diverse names, it’s taste remains Unified.
Village Style Grated Mangai Thokku/ Mango Chunda/ Mitha Amba Kora Achar/ Grated Raw Mango Sweet Pickle gives the traditional taste & flavor. Mangai Thokku/ Mango Chunda/ Mitha Amba Kora Achar/ Grated Raw Mango Sweet Pickle is popularly eaten along various food delicacies. The rich and highly appreciated by clients and they have been placing repeated orders for the same.
Elephant Apple Pickle is a popular Odiya/Bengali pickle. It is made with Chalta/aou (Elephant Apple) which is a beautiful looking evergreen variety fruit, widely available in Odisha/Bengal. Chalta is cooked in the form of a sweet and sour juicy dish to turn into pickle and exposed to sun for purification. It is often used in Bengali households for concluding leisurely afternoon meal. According to studies Elephant apple might be a potential source of anti diabetic agents. Berhampur Special Elephant Apple Chutney will remind or take to our childhood (in front every school roadside pickle vendor used to must have this pickle). It is well known for its vibrant orange/ red colour and sweetness to attract kids.