Shark Ambot Tik

Shark Ambot Tik

The meaning of Ambot is sour and tik is spicy in portugese and here comes another portugese influenced delicious dish from Goa, made with fish that has less bones, the Ambot Tik

In this recipe we make the lip smacking Shark Ambot Tik.

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

Procedure:

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.
Oil
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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Cecil D'Souza
6 years ago

Looks terrific. For some reason, I don't get the color that you get and it probably is the rubbish Kashmiri chilly powder here or probably the tamarind paste is too black. But it must taste good.

CharLee
CharLee
8 years ago

That might be Rechaad masala i'm guessing.

Sandra
Sandra
9 years ago

Awesome…!!!

Clyde
9 years ago

is this a dry fish recipe?

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

Hi, this was one of my favourite Goan dishes. The recipe i have combines all of the ingredients apart from the fish in white vinegar then leave for up to a month in the fridge…just wondering if you have heard of this and hope the recipe wasn't lost in translation ?? Cheers, Gem.

JOYCE DSOUZA
9 years ago

thank u so much…. fr sharing

milan
9 years ago

Thanks for this mori chi sagoti

MILAN KERI GOA.

bini
bini
9 years ago

Excellent Curry! Turned out really good!

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

THANKS FOR THE MAGIC FORMULA…WANTED TO HAV DIS SINCE AGES……KKEP MORE OF THE YUMMY STUFF COMIN….
SYD
BOMBAY

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Hi clyde.
Thank you so much for sharing your recipies.
God bless you and your mum.

Lots of love,
Andrea Kambli.

Akshay Bangar
Akshay Bangar
10 years ago

Hey Clyde…
Ur recipes are too good man… salute to d master chef…. please can you get me the correct recipe of Goan recheido masala I have tried it several times but somehow I am not able to get it the goan way….. Requesting u for the recipe of the same asap….

Nicola
Nicola
10 years ago

HEY Clyde
thanks so much for the yummy recipes, have always wanted to cook Shark ambot tik but never got the same taste .I will try this one and hope it takes my taste buds down memory lane
love
Cola
cola_dcunha@yahoo.co.in

joyce rodrigues
10 years ago

ruchik great recipie – joyce rodrigues

bhalchandra
bhalchandra
11 years ago

nice site. good pictures. kholkar

olivia
olivia
11 years ago

Yummy dish ! I loved it. THANKS. Olivia

Viola Saldanha
Viola Saldanha
11 years ago

Really tasty ambot tik (sour spicy) curry.

Could'nt resist to wait till lunch, so I sampled it for breakfast with a kadak pau (hard bread). I just altered the masala by using seven kashmiri chillies and one whole pod of garlic (approx. 12-15 flakes)

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

hello clyde….thanks for sharing this… m making shark for the first time….and after seeing those pictures and reading the reviews i am definitely going to make it this way now….thank you for making cooking a pleasure:-)
…have a grt day…jayshree

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Great recipe! Thanks.

I've made it multiple times with a mix of full red chillies and deghi mirch powder (adds a lot of colour).

Prashant
12 years ago

Sunday afternoon was a whole lot better thanks to this recipe. Followed it to the letter and turned out excellent. Thanks Clyde!

Anonymous
Anonymous
12 years ago

Kashmiri chillies do make alot of difference in Indian cooking. It not only gives the right spicy taste but the color of the curries are simply appetizing. Love it.

1/2 Goan from Canada

Betsy
Betsy
12 years ago

I just tried this recipe…n it turned out awesome!!! Never tot i would be able to make such tasty Ambotik..

Anonymous
Anonymous
12 years ago

yo man m was very found of eating ambok tik but dint knew how to do……….. and finnally found your recipe its yummmmy thanks for sharing

Anonymous
Anonymous
12 years ago

Excellent! I tried this last night and my family gave it a 10/10. Thank you for sharing

Anita
13 years ago

Wow! I've always wanted to try out some shark recipe. This looks easy & will definately try this out.
Thanks for sharing!

Amy Fernandes
Amy Fernandes
4 years ago
Reply to  Anita

Awesome recipe. I don’t leave a comment but this one deserved a thumbs up. Enjoyed my meal. Keep up the good work!!!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

i really2x love your recipes..

Anonymous
Anonymous
13 years ago

hi clyde!!!its so nice to be here…hehehe

Nik
Nik
5 years ago

hi, i tried this but it came out a light brown in colour and the dry chilli seeds wouldnt grind.. help please../

O.J.Desouza
O.J.Desouza
5 years ago

Tried the Shark Ambot Tik. It was simply divine.
Do you have a recipe for Shark Xacuuti? if so please share it with me.
Thanks.

Fatima
Fatima
5 years ago

I always wanted to know how to make shark ambot tik. Thanks Clyde for sharing your recipe. I will definitely try this very soon.
God bless.

MARVIN BOTELHO
MARVIN BOTELHO
5 years ago

PRAISE JESUS THANKS FOR YOUR RECIPE OF AMBOT TIK GOD BLESS

Ligorio Gracias
5 years ago

Your recipes are very tempting. I am going to try the Amnbo Tik one.

Would you be able to provide me with a recipe for the GOAN PORK TRIP recipe? I believe the dish is known as “BOOCH”. I can’t find it anywhere!

Much appreciated and with thanks.

Ligorio Gracias

Roland
Roland
4 years ago

Hi Clyde, iike ambottic very much, which other fish can prepare witj?

melissa
melissa
4 years ago

Excellent receipe i tried it

JMERCY
3 years ago

So simple and get tasty.
Good for soaking up idlis or sanas n fires.
Great job

Gladys
Gladys
3 years ago

This recipe was so good. Thank you for sharing I used cat fish. I am going to try using prawns this next time. May God Bless you

Dorothy Lobo Albuquerque
Dorothy Lobo Albuquerque
3 years ago

I made this in a clay pot … The recipe is insanely good. Thank you so much, Clyde, you made my husband’s day (and mine) !! God bless you and yours…

Bella
Bella
3 years ago

Hey Clyde,
Can’t go wrong when I follow your ambit tik recipe 🙂 just made it with black pomfret and its yum! Thanks a ton!

Reshma
Reshma
1 year ago

Hie…. have tried many ambotik recipes, but this one, hit the right spot . It was so simple and yet so superb. Thanks

Teena Fernandes
Teena Fernandes
1 year ago

Tried this curry today. Turned out very good.

Regards

Teena

Teena Fernandes
Teena Fernandes
1 year ago

Dear Clyde

I tried this recipe with Prawns and Lep fish. Turned out very delicious.

Regards
Teena