Almost Amba

Tangy Mango Sauce from Iraq


Preparation info

  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in

Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

Well Fed 2

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2013

  • About

Traditional amba is a sort of pickle condiment made from mango and spices. It originated in Iraq, but is also found in Israel and India, where it shows up in street food like falafel, shawarma, and Sabich. I’m not ashamed to admit it: After reading about sabich and amba sauce, I became a little obsessed. I’d never eaten either of these things, and I needed to know how they tasted. But it’s not like I can just fly off to Israel to eat a snack from a street