Fish Ambotik/Surmai Ambotik/ Hot and Sour Indian Fish Curry

Fish Ambotik/Surmai Ambotik/ Hot and Sour Indian Fish Curry

By Harshada
  • Serves: 3 - 5
  • Prep Time: 10 Minute
  • Cooking: 15 Minute
  • Calories:

The best Seafood recipes of Maharashtra come from the coastal belt of Konkan and Malvan. Though I have been on a seafood staple since childhood, in Mumbai , the best Fish curry I ever had , was this Fish Ambotik , that my elder sister made for dinner, at her In Laws place! She is my true cooking Idol! Its from eating her delicious treats and watching her cook and bake that I developed a liking towards cooking, in addition to being a foodie! Years later, I still remember that taste ,  and this recipe is an attempt to recreate that magic!



  1. Marinate the fish pieces with lime juice and turmeric and keep aside.
  2. Grind a fine paste using all the ingredients for ground paste.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onion and saute till translucent. Add the ground paste and fry till it starts leaving oil.
  4. Now add 1/2 cup water and slip in the fish pieces. Simmer on low flame for 2-3 mins, till the fish is cooked. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve.

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Author Sonali

Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.

Author Harshada

I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.

I hope you find my recipes helpful and my blogs as interesting as much as I ve enjoyed Cooking ,Clicking and Writing them.

Happy Cooking!

About Harshada:

Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.

Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.

Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.

She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.