Ambul Thiyal

Boneless shark fish fillet cooked with gorake, spices and plenty of curry leaves coriander leaves. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Ambul Thiyal
Main Ingredients Shark fish, Gorake
Cuisine Sri Lankan
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Ambul Thiyal

  • 400 grams Shark fish cut into1 inch pieces
  • 1 inch Gorake peeled
  • 15-18 Gorake (looks like kokum but not similar)
  • 1 Green chilli
  • 1 inch sticks Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 10-12 Curry leaves
  • 8-10 Fresh coriander sprigs
  • ½ Banana leaf cut into 2 pieces


  1. Heat 1 cup water in a non-stick pan, add gorake and mix well. Cook till the gorake becomes soft. Drain and reserve the water in a bowl.
  2. Slice ginger, roughly chop green chilli and break cinnamon stick and put them in a mixer jar. Add cooked gorake and ½ cup water and grind to a smooth paste.
  3. Place banana leaf pieces in a clay pot.
  4. Put the ground paste into the bowl with gorake water, add fish pieces and mix well. Add salt and half the curry leaves. Roughly chop remaining curry leaves and add along with 2-3 tbsps water and mix well.
  5. Put the fish into the clay pot over banana leaf pieces, roughly tear and place coriander sprigs over it.
  6. Place the clay pot on heat and cover with its lid. Cook till the fish is done.
  7. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 428
Carbohydrates 15.9
Protein 87.2
Fat 1.8