Maalu Ambulthiyal (Sri Lankan Style Sour Fish Curry With Black Pepper & Gambooge)

Maalu Ambulthiyal (Sri Lankan Style Sour Fish Curry With Black Pepper & Gambooge)

INGREDIENTS:
500g fish
½ onion – sliced
5 tablespoons black pepper
5 – 6 gambooge (goraka)
½ tablespoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric
3 curry leaves
salt – to taste
3 cups water (It is depend on the size of the saucepan)

DIRECTIONS:
In a small saucepan boil gambooge with 1/2cup of water. When it is boiled take out the gambooge and minced it with little boiled water. It should be a fine paste in the end.
Cut the fish into pieces and wash it well with salt mix water and put it into a saucepan. Then put all the rest of the ingredients, including gambooge paste into the saucepan & mix well with fish pieces with little water. Do not break the pieces.
Final step is put the rest of the water (2 1/2cups) in to the saucepan and cook the fish in medium heat till the gravy is become so thick.
Taste for salt.

Serving:
Best is plain rice. But you can have this with bread, roti and also what you like most.