Goanese Ambot Tik (A Sour And Hot Dish)

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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1/2 kilogram fish - shark -- catfish or other solid fish
1 teaspoon salt
10 medium dried red chiles
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
4 medium peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
4 cloves garlic
1 1/2 pieces pie ginger
1 medium ball tamarind -- marble-sized*
1 medium finely sliced onion
2 tablespoons oil

Preparation / Directions:

*mixed in 1 cup of water Clean and wash the fish. Cut into small steaks, rub in salt and set aside. Grind all the other ingredients bar the onion into a paste (masala) with a little water. Fry the onion until brown. Add the masala and fry for a minute. Add 1 cup of water. Bring to boil then add fish. Cook on low heat until tender. A little salt and vinegar may be added if desired. Serve with plain boiled rice.

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