Goan Shark Curry (Ambot-Tik)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:3
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 kg shark - cut into 2-inch pieces, marinated in salt for 15-20 mins
  • 4-5 tbsp - Olive oil (coconut oil for a more authentic curry)
  • 4-5 tbsp - Tomato paste
  • salt for marination
  • For the masala:
  • 1/4 cup - Vinegar (palm Vinegar is better)
  • 3 Cloves - Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp - Ginger paste
  • 1 - small onion, cut in quarters
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp - jeera/ Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - haldi/ Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp -salt
  • 1/2 tsp -sugar
  • 1 - seedless golf-ball-size ball of black Tamarind
  • 6 - dry red chillies/Kashmir chillies

How to Make Goan Shark Curry (Ambot-Tik)

  • Grind the masala ingredients with the vinegar to a fine paste. (Do not use water!).
  • Heat oil and fry the tomato paste well.
  • Add the masala paste and fry well for 5 minutes.
  • Add 1/4 cup water and bring it to a boil.
  • When it boils, wash the fish pieces and add them too.
  • Simmer covered for 6-8 minutes and then cook open to dry it up a bit.
  • Adjust salt, vinegar, pepper/cumin/red-chilli powders to taste if needed and simmer for 1 minute.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.