Bright, silky, and packed with heat! Yes, we are talking about Mango sweet hot sauce. To cook this dish, you will only need six ingredients, which will be ready in under an hour. It is going to become your new go-to delicious companion quickly.
Are you ready to try it?
Behind the history of mango hot sauce
Amba is sold as a real Iraqi or Indian spice, not as an Israeli one. A spicy mango Hot sauce called amba is served with sabich in Israel. Sabich is a pita sandwich filled with fried eggplant, hard-boiled eggs, tahini, and chopped salad (amba means mango in Marathi).
The sauce is thought to have been made by the Sassoon family, who were Jews from Baghdad and lived in Mumbai. Then, Jewish merchants took it to Iraq.
In the 1940s and 1950s, Iraqi Jews moved to Israel and began to serve amba with sabich. Since then, it has become a common ingredient in Israeli and Palestinian food. This sweet hot sauce is so much favorite at restaurants around the world that serve Mediterranean food.
What main ingredients are required to make mango sauce?
Mango is the main thing you need to make amba. Some Caribbean hot sauce recipes also call for chilly, mustard seeds, greenback, and turmeric. Traditionally, green mangoes that haven’t ripened yet are sliced and salted to make amba.
Mangoes are cut up and salted, then put in a jar and left in the sun for five days to ferment. The mango is then taken out of the jar and dried in the sun for 3–4 hours. After it has been dried, it is cooked with spices and vinegar and then put away.
Will mango sauce be dominating the world of food in future?
Amba has made its way from India, Iraq, and Israel/Palestine to the United States and Europe. Middle Eastern food is so popular in London that you can even find it there. This sweet hot sauce is served with falafel at local Middle Eastern restaurants.
Ottolenghi, who was born in Israel, puts it in a sauce made of Greek yoghurt and serves it with lamb kebabs. In the United States, you can find amba scotch bonnet pepper sauce at well-known restaurants in New York and Philadelphia.
It’s likely that the strong condiment will continue to be used in more Middle Eastern kitchens around the world.
How you can preserve the mango sauce?
You have to boil your scotch bonnet sauce for at least twenty minutes before placing it in a container that has a lid that will prevent air from getting in. All of this should result in a shelf life of six months (provided that the shelf is kept cold and in the shade).
And a fair rule of thumb is that recipes with 20% vinegar have a safe PH level for preserving food.
Thoughts on How to Serve
Serve this mango sweet hot sauce over roasted or grilled meat, seafood, or tofu with my simple Crispy Baked Sesame Chicken Tenders recipe. A sweet and spicy flavor can also be given to wraps and tacos by drizzling this sauce on top of them.
When drizzled on top, this Dingolay Hot Sauce is an excellent finishing touch for bowls filled with nutritious combinations of meat and veggies.