Amba Khatta, How to make Odia style Meetha Amba Khatta | Instant Sweet and Sour Raw Mango Relish

Meetha Amba Khatta
How to make Odia Amba Khatta with step by step photos recipe - Amba Khatta is a lip-smacking, delicious, sweet, tangy, spicy chutney made with raw mangoes, sweetened with jaggery, flavored with curry leaves(kadi patta) and spiced with cumin seeds, and red chilli powder.

This chutney is a typical Odia style dish which is must prepared in functions especially during marriages and pooja. In Odia, Mango is known as "Amba" , Meetha means "Sweet" and Khatta means "Tangy" this sweet and sour chutney,

For me, it's an instant sweet and raw mango pickle, I have used skin of raw mangoes, because I want to enjoy the whole mango pieces. The actual recipe used skin also..if you don't want you can peel the skin also. The skin of raw mangoes won't so soft as mango pickles after making but after few days it becomes so soft.

Instant Sweet and Sour Raw Mango Relish

This Green Mango bought all the memories back to me during my school days. The outside of school all stalls with cut green mangoes sprinkled with salt and red chilli powder were abundant back home.

For healthy reason, mangoes not only help in reducing cholesterol but they are also good for our eyes and skin. Mangoes increase our immunity level and good for digestion.
This is a must try for mango lovers. This is quick and easy to cook and get cooked within 10-15 minutes. It is a perfect side dish for this summer season with my all meals. You can serve it with paratha, or flavored poori or roti or rice too.

Do you know this chutney is tastes much better on next day of the preparation. Everyday the flavor of amba khatta is more relish. I'm sure you'll loved it just like me.:)

I made this recipe as part of Recipe Swap challenge, where we get one partner blogger every alternate month...we visit so many blogger pace and we try to bookmark their recipes but never really find the time to try it. This time I have added the small idea behind this challenge, to try the "Regional Cuisine" and this time my partner is my partner is Sasmita Sahoo who belongs from Orissa and who blogs at

Odia style Swee and Sour mango chutney

This is my 5th recipe under this challenge 
first is green gram dosa
second is eggless carrot cake
third is shortbread jam thumbprint cookies
fourth is sambar powder

You can make a big batch and keep enjoying with your daily meals like as I am doing. I made a small batch for my sister also and she really liked the chutney and demanded for the next batch :D..

This Raw mango chutney is a delicious vegetarian side dish. It is famous Odissa style chutney which goes well with all savory dishes. 

Odia style Amba Khatta
You can even try more chutney's during this summer time like aam ka chunda,

Let's start to make this easy and quick kache aam ki khatti meethi chutney recipe step-by-step photos process.

Author : Jolly Makkar
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
Total Time: 15-20 minutes
Course: Accompaniment(Pickles and Chutneys)

Cuisine: Odia (Indian)
Recipe adapted from FirstTimerCook

Ingredients :

Roughly chopped Raw mangoes - 2 nos
Roughly chopped Jaggery - 1/3 cup
Grated Ginger - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/8 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/8 tsp
Dry red chillies - 1 no
Finely Chopped Green chillies - 1 no
Curry leaves - few
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Cumin - Chili powder [Roasted] - 1/4 tsp
Water - 1 cup
Cooking Oil - 1 tsp

Preparation Method :

1. Wash and clean the raw mangoes. Chop all the mangoes into cubes and discard the seeds.

cubes of raw mango

2. Heat oil in a pan. Add dry red chili, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and allow to splutter.

3. Next add grated ginger and finely chopped green chili along with curry leaves. Saute a bit.

4. Then add raw mango cubes, saute for a few seconds. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and mix everything well.

making of amba khatta

5. Next add sugar / jaggery and mix again well and allow to cook for 5-10 minutes.

6. Add 1 cup of water and allow to boil and cook till mango pieces are soft enough.

preparation of amba khatta

7. Switch off the flame and sprinkle roasted cumin-red chili powder.

Serve this chutney as a side condiment with any meal or you can also have it dahi methi poori, poha missi roti, and many more.

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  1. Give me anything with raw mango and I'll love it. :) This Amba Khatta looks so delicious and inviting. Beautiful recipe.

  2. what a lovely mix of flavours.. we make something similar called mavinakayi gojju for Ugadi (kannada new year) and during the mango season ! lovely to be part of this group, Jolly !

  3. This raw mango relish with sweet tangy spicy flavors sounds so lip smacking Jolly ! Yumm !

  4. I am so happy that you have picked thione which is so perfectly fit for current summer days... I am sure you have enjoyed this khata mitha amba khata Jolly

  5. This is my summer favourite when we get raw mangoes.Your's look so tempting!! Love the flavours that have gone into this Khatta Meetha Aam!!

  6. I love trying out different kind of mango pickle and this is one to add to my list. Love the flavors and thanks to your step wise pictures.

  7. This sweet and spicy mago relish looks super tempting. I love the odiya version .Perfect summer treat.I am a sucker for recipes with mangoes.

  8. Mango chutney looks really lip-smacking. Jaggery cumin curry leaves definitely makes it flavourful and mouthwatering. I can feel the sweet and tangy taste. Loved it.

  9. You mean it remains in the jar for few days? If my 2 legged ants are in the mood it will disappear in one sitting. I will try this next season for our raw mangoes are over for the season. Sounds yummy n easy to make.

  10. Simple and nice one. I missed out participating in this event.