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Fish Ambultiyal Recipe

Fish Ambultiyal
How to make Fish Ambultiyal

About Fish Ambultiyal Recipe: A delectable fish curry recipe in authentic Sri Lankan style! Packed with goraka and spice paste, that tenderises the fish perfectly and gives out an aromatic flavour, Fish Ambultiyal is the perfect curry to prepare along with cooked rice for the family on weekends.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Medium

Ingredients of Fish Ambultiyal

  • 500 gms tuna
  • 50 gms onion
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp whole pepper
  • 1 Pandan leaf
  • salt- as needed
  • 1 cup water
  • For the paste:
  • 4 Cardamom pods
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder, roasted
  • 3 Garlic cloves(crushed)
  • 1 tsp chillli flakes
  • 5 pcs goraka (gamboge)
  • 3 tbsp cumin powder
  • to taste salt

How to Make Fish Ambultiyal

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Boil a little water and add two pieces of goraka. Boil for about ten minutes and let it cool. Keep the water aside.
Grind the softened goraka pieces and all the ingredients for paste together and set it aside.
Wash the fish with clean water and a little lime. Combine it with the paste made.
Line a large clay pot in the piece of banana leaf. Place the fish covered in paste.
Add the boiled goraka water and cook on high cover wood fired stove until the mixture starts to bubble.
Keep on slow fire until the fish is cooked. Remove and keep on same clay pot until serving.
Serve with rice, roti or bread. This dish can last for 2-3 days if properly cooked.

Key Ingredients: tuna, onion, fenugreek seeds, whole pepper, Pandan leaf, salt- as needed, water, Cardamom pods, cinnamon, coriander powder, pepper, chilli powder, curry powder, Garlic cloves(crushed), chillli flakes, goraka (gamboge), cumin powder, salt

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