How to make Rawas Ambat Tikhat -

This is a typical Maharashtrian dish – Rawas cooked in a hot and sour gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Indian salmon (rawas) (रावस), Kokum petals (कोकम की पँखड़ियाँ)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Rawas Ambat Tikhat

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Rawas Ambat Tikhat Recipe

  • Indian salmon (rawas) cut into medium pieces 250 grams

  • Kokum petals 4-5

  • Dried red chillies 4-5 + for garnishing

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Scraped coconut fresh 1/2 cup

  • Black peppercorns 4-5

  • Coriander seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic minced 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Coconut milk 1/2 cup


Step 1

Take fish in a bowl. Add salt, turmeric powder and ginger-garlic paste, mix well and set aside to marinate.

Step 2

Grind together coconut, chillies, peppercorns, coriander seeds and garlic with little water into a fine paste.

Step 3

Soak kokum in some water.

Step 4

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add onion and sauté till golden. Add prepared paste, mix well and sauté for a minute. Add some water, mix and bring to a boil.

Step 5

Add marinated fish, mix lightly and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add coconut milk and stir to mix. Add kokum and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

Serve hot garnished with a dried chilli.

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