12th July 2020

Goan Ambot Tik

Goan Ambot Tik

The Goan Ambot Tik Curry is a fish preparation which is spicy and tangy. This Ambot Tik is different from the version I had posted earlier. This one was shared to me by Aunt Rosy and she uses Kite Fish. She uses Bedgi chillies instead of Kashmiri. Since I do not eat kite fish, I have made this with shark. (click here for the other one)

Serves: 4 to 6 Persons

Prep. Time: 25 Mins.

Cooking Time: 20 to 25 Mins.


[Standard Measure – 1 cup = 200 ml.]

  • Kite / Shark Fish (cleaned & cut into pieces) – 500 gms. (cleaned)
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 1 medium
  • For the Masala Paste:
    • Dry Red Kashmiri Chillies (deseeded) – 02
    • Dry Bedgi Chillies (deseeded) – 12
    • Ginger – ½ inch
    • Garlic – 6 cloves
    • Onion – 1 small
    • Tomato – 1 small
    • Cloves – 6
    • Cinnamon – 1 inch
    • Pepper Corns – 10 to 12
    • Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp.
    • Corriander Seeds – 1 tsp.
    • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp.
    • Tamarind – 1 marble sized ball
  • Kokum – 5 to 6 petals
  • Oil – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt – 2 tsp. or to taste

Step 1:    Wash the fish pieces, drain well and apply 1 ½ tsp salt and keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 2:     Soak the chillies and tamarind in ½ cup warm water for 15 minutes. Grind the soaked chillies along with the other ingredients for the masala to a slightly coarse paste (don’t grind fine).

Making of Goan Ambot Tik
Making of Goan Ambot Tik

Step 3:     Add the oil to a vessel and add the onion and sauté on low heat till light golden. Next add the ground masala and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the pieces of fish and mix well. Add 400 to 500 ml hot water and mix.

Making of Goan Ambot Tik
Making of Goan Ambot Tik
Making of Goan Ambot Tik

Step 4:     Check for salt and add if required. Cover the vessel with a lid and cook on medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes. Switch off the heat, add the kokum and leave covered for 5 minutes before serving.

Making of Goan Ambot Tik

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