Ambot tik – a Goan fish curry

Ambot tik – a Goan fish curry that’s sour-hot.


Ingredients for Ambot tik

Half kilo shark or prawns
8 Kashmiri chillies
2-3 garlic flakes
Half tsp peppercorns
Ginger – approx quarter inch piece
Half tsp jeera (cumin)
I onion sliced (medium size)
A ball of tamarind (small)
Salt to taste



Grind the ginger, garlic, chillies, cumin, peppercorns and tamarind  all together in vinegar.
Fry the onion, add the ground masala, shark (or prawns) and salt.
Add warm water to cover ingredients and then cook till fish (or prawns) is done.

And that’s the recipe for Ambot tik curry to try out and enjoy with rice!

Our recipe for prawn curry might interest you too.