Ambul Thiyal (Tuna) – Garcinia Cambogia Recipe

Tuna fish


Ambul Thiyal (Tuna) – Garcinia Cambogia Recipe- This is a dried fish curry with a sour taste popular in Sri Lanka. The dish can be stored for days at room temperature without spoiling. Garcinia cambogia helps to preserve the fish and gives it a sour flavor.

Place the fish cubes on the rampe/banana leaves inside the clay pot and set aside. Add garcinia cambogia pieces, green chilies, garlic, ginger, curry leaves, curry powder, chili powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder, fenugreek seeds and salt into the grinder to make a paste. Remove and place in a bowl. Add ½ cup water to the bowl and mix the water and paste until fully combined. Pour over the fish.

Cook fish on medium low heat until gravy simmers. Gently shake the pot from time to time to mix the ingredients. Do not use a spoon as this can cause the fish to break. Serve with white rice, dhal curry and coconut sambol (pol sambol).


1 inch piece fresh ginger
Leaves taken from 3 stems of curry
1 1/2 tsp raw/unroasted curry powder
1 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp fenugreek seeds
½ tsp salt

medium sized clay pot lined with rampe or banana leaves
250 grams tuna cut into 1 ½ inch cubes
3 pieces garcinia cambogia (soaked in 1/4 cup hot water for 10 minutes)
3 green chilies
3 cloves garlic

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