Teppla Ambat

Teppla Ambat is popular curry recipe in Konkan region and North Karnataka. It is made from local vegetables cooked with coconut and local herbs including Teppal / Sichuan pepper.


  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 10 Teppal / sichuan pepper, soaked in water and then crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/3 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 piece, Ginger inch long, grated
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1 drumstick, cut in inch long pieces
  • 2 pieces Kokum
  • 1 potato, cubed


  1. Pressure cook drumstick and potatoes. Keep aside.
  2. Grind coconut with red chillies, coriander seeds and turmeric powder along with little water to coarse paste.
  3. Heat little oil in pan. To this add ground paste, tomatoes, kokum, ginger, green chillies, sichuan pepper/teppal and cooked vegetables.
  4. Bring to boil. Adjust consistency with water and taste with salt.
  5. Serve Teppla Ambat with rice.

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