Goan Fish Ambotik
Recipe type: Main
RecipeCuisine: Indian, Goan
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Serves: 6
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 8 to 9 Sardines fish Or Any other Fish (cleaned and rubbed with salt)
  • 5 Red Kashmiri Chilies
  • 1 t/s Turmeric
  • 1 t/s Cumin seeds
  • 18 to 20 Pepper Corn
  • 3 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 8 to 10 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 small bunch of Tamarind
  • 1 t/s Sugar
  • 2 Onion's chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger chopped
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • ½ cup Water or as consistency required
  • 6-7 Triphala Spice (Sichuan Pepper)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Few Coriander leaves for Garnishing
How to make the recipe?
  1. First wash the fish and slit towards the mouth of fish. Rub some salt on it. Keep it aside.
  2. Combine kashmiri chilies, sugar, ginger-garlic, 1 chopped onion, cumin seeds, pepper corn, cinnamon, tamarind, cardamom, turmeric.
  3. Grind all of them into a processor until smooth paste is formed. Add oil in a pan. Once hot the rest of chopped onion. Saute on low flame for 2 to 3 mins.
  4. Now add the paste into the curry also add water as consistency required. Do add chopped tomatoes as well.
  5. Let this cook for 3 mins on low flame.
  6. Add fish + salt. Be careful while adding salt as the fish already consisting salt. Be gentle while stirring the curry as the fish might break.
  7. Finally add Triphala Spice.
  8. Let this cook for a minute more.
  9. Now cover the curry with a lid. allow it to cook for 5 to 7 mins on medium heat.
  10. Check the curry add seasoning if required.
  11. Your Goan Fish Ambotik is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice.
You can use prawns, bombay duck, pomfret or any other fish in this Ambotik.
If tamarind is not available you can use 5 to 6 Kokams Or ½ Raw Mango chopped as alternative.
Triphala gives a unique flavor to this Ambotik. If its not available just skip it.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 to 7 people
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at http://www.flavorsofmumbai.com/goan-fish-ambotik/