How to make Ambotik Fish Curry-SK Khazana -

A popular Goan fish curry – serve it with hot steamed rice to get the best results

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Medium pomfrets, Cumin seeds (jeera)

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Main Course Seafood

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You can also find more Main Course Seafood recipes like Prawns Khadkhade, Hot Chilli Basil Fish, Whole Pomfret, Baked Fish With Green Salsa.

Ambotik Fish Curry-SK Khazana

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Goa's 450 years under Portuguese domination produced a unique, syncretic blend of East and West that is at once exotic and strangely familiar.  The various influences have made the Goan cuisine an interesting blend of tastes as a result of which it has a phenomenal repertoire of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies.  Though the recipes and techniques of the two major communities – Hindu and Christian – are different but as a rule the cuisine that comes under the umbrella of Goan is simple but chilli hot and spicy. Traditionally the food is cooked on wood fires in clay pots that are fired by the village potter. Though in the modern times, quite a few Goans have had to leave their land in search of greener pastures, they still get homesick for the smoky flavour of the fish curry and rice that get their distinct taste being cooked in crowded sweaty, smoky kitchens in earthenware pots over wood fires.      

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Ambotik Fish Curry-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Medium pomfrets cut into 1/2 inch thick pieces 2

  • Cumin seeds (jeera) 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds (sabut dhania) 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1 cup

  • Cloves 6

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Dried red chillies 6-8

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt teaspoon

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Medium onions finely chopped 2

  • Green chillies slit 2-3

  • Tamarind pulp 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnish

Method

Step 1

Put cumin seeds and coriander seeds in a non-stick pan and dry roast till fragrant. Transfer into a bowl and let it cool.

Step 2

Put the roasted spiced into a blender jar. Add coconut, cloves, cinnamon, red chillies, ginger, garlic, vinegar and a little water and grind to a smooth paste.

Step 3

Take fish pieces in a bowl, add turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan. Add onions and sauté till translucent. Add the prepared paste. Rinse the grinder jar with 2 cups water, add to the pan and mix well.

Step 5

Add salt and green chillies, mix well and bring the mixture to a boil. Add marinated fish pieces and tamarind pulp and mix well.

Step 6

Add coriander leaves, cover and cook till the fish is fully done.

Step 7

Garnish with coriander sprigs and serve hot.

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