Meetha Amba Khatta | Raw Mango Relish (sweet version)


an Odia condiment using raw mango in sweet version

In any festival or function of Odisha, Khatta is a must-to-be-prepared dish. The Odia word ‘Khatta’ means tangy. 

Actually, there are a variety of khatta from Odia cuisine like sapuri (pineapple) khatta, tomato khatta, tomato khajuri (dates) khatta, meetha amba khatta, kakharu (pumpkin) khatta, etc. 

And when mangoes are in season, then mango/amba khatta is a common culinary affair in each Odia household.

Meetha amba khatta is so easy, quick to prepare, and also without onion-garlic one. Even it tastes much better on the next day of the preparation. I can have it along with roti, paratha, steamed rice or simply licking my finger which acts as a spoon from a bowl containing this khatta πŸ˜‹

Here I have used raw mangoes to prepare this. The tempering part is so flavorful which is a combination of grated ginger, curry leaves, green chili along with cumin seed, and mustard seed. Though the authentic one uses pancha phutana / panch phoran (cumin, mustard, saunf, fenugreek, and nigella seeds), I have used only the cumin and mustard seeds to make this dish. 

This amba khatta is prepared to keep a sweet taste in mind. The sourness of the raw mangoes is well balanced with the addition of sugar/jaggery. You may adjust the sweetness as desired totally.

Dietary note :

    βœ” Vegetarian

    βœ” Gluten-free

    βœ” Easy to make

    βœ” Odia cuisine

    βœ” Sweet relish

    βœ” Vegan

    βœ” Can be refrigerated

    And, yes !!!

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    Meetha Amba Khatta | Raw Mango Relish (sweet version)



    Prep time

    5 Min

    Cook time

    20 Min

    Total time

    25 Min

    Meetha Amba Khatta | Raw Mango Relish (sweet version)

    an Odia condiment using raw mango in sweet version


    • Raw mango (medium) 3-4 no
    • Jaggery / sugar Β½ cup
    • Ginger (grated) Β½ tsp
    • Cumin seed ΒΌ tsp
    • Mustard seed ΒΌ tsp
    • Dry chili 1 no
    • Green chili 1-2 no
    • Curry leaf 1 sprig
    • Turmeric powder Β½ tsp
    • Chili powder 1/4 tsp
    • Cumin-chili powder (roasted) 2 tsp
    • Oil 2 tsp
    • Salt As needed
    • Water 3-4 cup


    1. Wash and clean the raw mangoes.
    2. Chop all the mangoes into cubes and discard the seeds.
    3. Heat oil in a pan.
    4. Add red chili, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and allow to splutter.
    5. Next add grated ginger and finely chopped green chili along with curry leaves. Saute a bit.
    6. Then add mango cubes, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and mix everything well.
    7. Add water and allow to boil.
    8. Then lower the heat and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes.
    9. Next add sugar / grated jaggery and mix again well.
    10. Again allow to cook till mango pieces are soft enough.
    11. Switch off the flame and sprinkle roasted cumin-red chili powder.
    12. Serve hot / cold along with steamed rice or roti !


    I don’t like to peel the mangoes. But if desire, then just peel the mangoes before chopping into cubes.

    Adjust the consistency of the khatta as per choice by cooking for more time after the mango pieces are soften a bit.

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    1. The mango relish is really delicious .. I like it with puris and paratahs.

    2. I can have this any time and we do not have to wait for the mangoes to ripen too πŸ™‚ Khatta, meetha, chatpata…love it dear πŸ™‚

    3. This is so similar to a Maharshtrian dish called Methamba . Your photos have me drooling Sasmita! Love reading about Odia cusine on your blog.

    4. Mango is my favorite and this sounds yummy !!

    5. This is a favorite of my mom. She will make it ever day in the mango season.

    6. Sinfully delicious and making me crave for some right now. Perfect for any meal actually, especially with parathas for breakfast would be awesome combo.

    7. finger licking recipe, so delicious post this will be a best pair with Roti..

    8. So delicious. I can't get enough of mangos this season😚😚

    9. Love this … At my mom place , mom makes it every alternate day in mango season. I simply love it with almost everything οΏ½οΏ½οΏ½οΏ½. looks so inviting.

    10. Hard to resist to this fingerlicking relish and hard to take my eyes from ur clicks.

    11. Mouth watering name and the dish too. I have one raw mango which my friend gave me yesterday. Let me try this on Saturday. Lovely colour

    12. Drooling looking at this relish! It's like the flood gates of flavours opened up suddenly. This would taste yummy with so many things but I can eat it with just a poori or paratha on its own happily.

    13. Literally drooling over dear… this looks fabulous..I can finish it off with in no time…

    14. We call it kayras ..such a flavorful and irresistible raw mango treat it is !

    15. If I ever feel like eating pickle, I make this and satisfy my soul πŸ™‚ would love to pair with flaky paratha and eat it like there is no tomorrow.

    16. what a lovely share dear πŸ™‚ Looks very tempting , I will try it soon.

    17. After looking at the click my mouth started watering and could feel this salty savory n sweet taste. Great share.

    18. cookingwithsapana

      I too make this mango curry with raw mangoes and yours looks absolutely sinful.

    19. Looks super delicious. Superb mango treat!

    20. I love this Amba Khatta sweet version. I have tried it and am in love with this recipe.Fab share.

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