Orange coloured bowl of ambot tik curry with spoon

Due to its location on the West coast of India and the prevalent religion of Hinduism in Goa, the local diet is mainly fish and rice. This combined with the Portuguese influence in the area has created a number of local dishes that use the native flora and fauna...

The dish Ambot tik is a prime example of this. In the local language of Konkani, “ambot” means “sour” while tik means “hot and spicy”. Ambot Tik is a tomato curry that is usually made with shark caught from the nearby Arabian Sea. It is flavoured with chillies, ginger and spices, brought by European travellers, that are blended into a masala. All of the ingredients are combined in a pan to be fried in coconut oil, then left to cook on a low flame so that the meat becomes tender and infused with flavour.

Ambot Tik is served as a celebratory dish at festivities and is often found as a speciality dish in restaurants.

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You could make it yourself quite easily. All you need is:

  • A pot of GLORIOUS! SkinnyLicious Goa Express soup
  • Some white fish (Goans traditionally use shark, but that's not necessary for us)
  • A small piece of ginger
  • One small chilli
  • One small white onion
  • One clove of garlic
  • Coconut oil
  • A pinch of salt

Chop the fish into chunks, lightly salt and leave to one side

Blend the ginger, chilli, and garlic with a little bit of water to make a paste.

Chop the onion quite finely

Fry the paste with the onions until they start to turn lightly golden

Add the fish, making sure it gets coated in the paste

Now, simply pour in your pot of GLORIOUS! SkinnyLicious Goa Express soup.

Cover the pan lightly and leave it to simmer

When the fish is cooked, serve it with rice