Fish Ambot-Tik (Sour & Spicy)

Ambot -Tik

Fish Ambot-Tik

½ Kg of Shark or Lemon Fish


12 Red Chillies

½ tsp Turmeric Powder

2 Cardamon Pods

12 Pepper corns

5 Cloves

2 sticks Cinnamon

A piece ginger

6 flakes garlic

¾ tsp Cummin Seeds

½ Tsp Mustard Seeds

Lemon Sized Tamarind(to be immersed in water and only use the water)

2 Onions to be chopped.

10 curry leaves

2 Sliced green chillies

1 spoon vinegar


Clean the shark, wash and cut into pieces. Add little salt (1 tsp) and a little vinegar, mix and keep aside for about 15 minutes.

Grind the masala. Place a pan on fire. Add oil (3 spoons). When hot add curry leaves and then chopped onions. When brown add the ground masala and fry well. When the mixture turns brown add the masala water, tamarind water, spoon vinegar and sliced chillies. When it starts bubbling add the shark pieces and allow to cook. Check if cooked and for salt & vinegar if required and add water if more gravy is required. Remove from fire.

This can be prepared with Mackerel, Seer(Surmai), Pomfret.

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