Goa Ambotik Curry Masala Recipes

Goa Ambotik Curry Masala Recipes

Recipe 01: Prawns or Fish Ambot Tik Curry

(Veg substitute with same recipe would be Veg Ambotik Curry)

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 3-4

Coastal comfort food is what can describe Ambot Tik Curry best. Ambot meaning sour and tik meaning spicy, is a traditional coastal curry found in Goan and Mangalorean households. This versatile curry can be paired with steamed rice or sannas or even chapati


500 gm small to mid-sized prawns de-shelled and deveined or 500gms shark or mackarel fish cleaned and cut into curry pieces; 1 large onion finely chopped; 1 tsp turmeric powder; 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste; 1-2 tbsp Lily Aunty’s Goan Ambotik Curry Masala; 1 tbsp Ghee or Oil; Salt to taste


Wash the prawns or fish thoroughly to get rid of unwanted dirt and gunk and drain all water. Marinate the prawns or fish with turmeric powder and salt and keep it aside for 10 minutes. In a saucepan, heat ghee on high flame, add onions and ginger-garlic paste and sauté well till onions are translucent. Add Lily Aunty’s Goan Ambotik Curry Masala (you can use more if you like spicy food) and cook the masala well, add water, bring the curry to a boil, and cook till the oil floats on top. Add marinated prawns or fish and cook for 15 minutes or till its done. Add salt to taste.

If you want to use chicken, cook it for 20 minutes on slow flame after the first boil.

Serve Prawns or Fish Ambot Tik Curry piping hot with steamed rice or sannas.


For your benefit, this leaflet has some recipes to get you started on your journey of preparing a wholesome family meal, and enjoying your weekdays and weekends without the hassle of elaborate prep.

PS: Please note, the instructions on amount of spice to be used is basis what we use in our kitchen, if you don’t eat spicy food please reduce the spice instructions by half or less than to make it palatable for you and your family.

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