Gosale Ambat

Gosale Ambat is spicy curry made in Konkani kitchen using ridge gourd, coconut and local spices.


  • 1/2 cup toor dal
  • 1/4 cup coconut, grated
  • 2 ridgegourd / gosale, ridges cut and chopped in cubes
  • 3 red chillies
  • 1/3 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 pieces tamarind
  • 4 teppal / sichuan peppers, seed discarded, soaked in water
  • Salt
  • 1/2 mustard seeds
  • Few Curry leaves


  1. Serve Gosale Ambat hot with rice.
  2. Grind coconut, red chilies, tamarind and turmeric powder to smooth paste.
  3. Pressure cook tur dal with a cup of water for 3-4 whistles.
  4. Once pressure is released, add chopped ridgegourd, coconut paste, salt and crushed teppal. Mix well.
  5. Bring to boil. Cover and cook till ridge gourd is cooked.
  6. Adjust consistency with water and taste with salt.
  7. Temper this with hot oil and fried mustard seeds, dried red chilly and curry leaves.

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