• Prep Time 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time 15-20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

Fish ambotik curry recipe is a spicy and tangy curry. made in gaon style


  • Pomfrets, ½ inch thick slices – 2 medium (400 grams each)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Coconut, scraped – 1 cup
  • Dried red chillies – 8-10 no
  • Ginger piece, roughly chopped – 1 inch
  • Garlic cloves, roughly chopped – 8-10 no
  • Cloves – 5 no
  • Cinnamon sticks – 2 (one inch)
  • Vinegar – 2 tablespoons
  • Oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Onions, finely chopped – 2 medium
  • Green chillies, slit – 4-5 no
  • Tamarind pulp – 3 tablespoons



  1. Marinate the fish with salt and turmeric powder for fifteen minutes.
  2. Dry roast the coriander seeds and cumin seeds in the microwave on grill mode for two to three mintues.
  3. Grind coconut, red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, cloves, cinnamon and vinegar to a very fine paste with a little water.
  4. Place the oil and onions in a microwave safe bowl and cook, uncovered, on high (100%) for three minutes.
  5. Add the ground masala, fish and three and a half cups of water and cook, uncovered, on high (100%) for two minutes.
  6. Dilute the tamarind pulp in half cup of water and add. Add slit green chillies and stir. Adjust salt and cook again on MEDIUM (70%) for two minutes.
  7. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Chef’s Tip: If kokum is available, you may add 5-6 kokum pieces soaked for half an hour in half a cup of water along with tamarind pulp.


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Harpal Sokhi


Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

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