Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sangta Ambot Tik (Spicy Catfish curry)

This has been my husbands favorite and that's how I learned to make this dish. My mother in law is master at this. Learning this recipe from her was fun. I still remember my courtship days when my husband asked me if I know to make sangta ambot tik( goan name of the dish). I just nodded my head to say no and i saw the disappointment on his face. He was like its a must if we going to get married :D. And that's how it began. I never tasted this before my marriage. But later I made it a point to learn it from my mother in law. When I ate it first i knew why my husband likes it so much. It's a very delicious fish curry I ever had.

Here is the authentic recipe as was taught to me by my mother in law made it. Hope you try to make it. Do let me know how it tasted and if your family liked it as well. Happy cooking.

Description: Delicious fish gravy prepared from cat fish. 

7-8 pieces of Cat fish
8 Kashmiri red chilly
10-12 Black pepper
Salt to taste
Coriander seeds
½ tsp Turmeric
8-10 Garlic flakes
1 cup grated coconut

  1. Clean the fish pieces. Apply some salt and turmeric and keep aside.
  2. Add chilies, black pepper, coriander seeds, grated coconut and garlic flakes and grind to a coarse paste with little water.
  3. In a pan add this paste and bring to a boil.
  4.  Add fish piesces and cocum at this point.
  5. Cook till the fish is done.(7-8 mins)
  6.  Add salt to taste
  7. Your delicious ambot tik is ready to eat.
  8. P.S. try to make the curry as dry as possible.

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