February 11, 2016

Shark ambot tik

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Shark Ambot Tik Main Ingredients:

Add salt to the cut pieces of shark

1/2 Kg Shark (Preferably a fish without bones and is meaty like shark)

1 Onion Sliced Fine

1 Boiled and Skinned Tomato

2 Tablespoons of oil

Peeled tomato and a chopped onion with a sliced green chilly

Shark Ambot Tik Masala Ingredients:

10 Dry Kashmiri Chillies

1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds

4 Pepper corns

1/4″ Turmeric

4 Flakes of Garlic

1/2″ Piece Ginger

A Small marble sized ball of Tamarind


Clean and wash the fish, cut it into desired pieces, apply some salt and keep it aside.


Salted shark pieces

In the meantime grind the above masala ingredients with a little water to get the ambot tik masala.

Ambot tik masala

Put the two tablespoons of oil in a vessel and heat it.


Fry the onion in the oil till it turns golden brown.

Golden brown onions

You can then add the tomatos and fry then for a while, just like the prawn xeque xeque make sure that the tomato pieces are all mashed, this helps with the curry and its composition.

Add tomaotos to the bagaar

Add masala to the bagaar and cook it for a few minutes. Now there are two methods that you can go about with this recipe. The first one is the one we have followed..

add the ambot tik masala to the dish

Add the masala and fry it for a bit.

Fry the masala

Add pieces of shark to the masala and mix them up, you can then add some water till the pieces of fish are submerged.

Add the pieces of fish to the masala

Cook the pieces till they are tender and this is done on a low flame.

Mix the shark pieces in the masala

The one we followed here is a little less time consuming, where you directly drop the fish into the masala. The second method is to first add the water, give the masala a boil with the water and bagaar, then add the fish pieces and cook on a slow flame.

Add water to the shark Ambotik

Taste the dish and add salt and vinegar if necessary, you can also add the sliced green chilly to make it spicier.

Add chillies as required

You can then spread some corriander leaves, decorate the dish as per choice and serve, the Goan Shark Ambot Tik!

Decorate and serve the shark ambot tik



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