This fruit has so many names and grows in various tropical countries all over the world. To see the known names I suggest this wiki page about Ambarella. For me, in Indonesia, it’s called Kedondong, and I am going to pickle it. Spoiler alert: DELICIOUS! This recipe is called manisan kedondong in Indonesia.
Time to make it about 2 days. It takes a while because of soaking the fruit in a mixture. Let’s go to the ingredients and steps but before please subscribe, it just takes 1 second.
1 kg of Ambarella (kedondong) fruits, pick the young ones.
1/2 tbs of lime betel
1 liter of water
1 cup of sugar
2 tbs of salt
2 drops yellow food color
Peel the skin off the kedondong. You can use a potato peeler, it will be easier and faster using this.
When all the kedondong are peeled, you can start washing them.
After washing, add this lime betel, a white chalk look-alike, with water.
Mix the lime betel until it’s dissolved and soak the kedondong for 8 hours.
After 8 hours of soaking, separate the water and wash the fruit again. It should be clean from the white betel lime. Chalk.
Boil 1 liter of water with 1 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of salt.
Add yellow food coloring. This step is optional to make the fruit look more tasty and appealing. The mixture of salt and sugar should dissolve in the water. After it is dissolved, turn off the heat and let it cool down.
When it’s ready (cooled down) add the Kedondong and mixture with each other. Now it’s time to wait for 2 days. (takes a while, but it’s worth it)
After 2 days it should look something like this.
Remove the Kedondong from the mixture, it looks slightly different. This is because of the food coloring. It’s ready to serve! But there is more if you want it spicier. continue reading
Optional: making extra spicy kedondong
Use a stone grinder, add some chili salt and shrimp paste an grind it to a mush. You can dip the kedondong in this. If you like it spicy, you might love this!
This fruit has so many names and grows in various tropical countries all over the world. To see the known names I suggest this wiki page about Ambarella. For me, in Indonesia, it's called Kedondong, and I am going to pickle it. Spoiler alert: DELICIOUS! This recipe is called manisan kedondong in Indonesia.
Keywords: Kedondong, ambarella fruit, spontias dulcis, golden apple, cas mango
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