mearl223 On November - 14 - 2009

Goan Fish Curry

A dark- orange spicy yet tangy Goan Fish curry, rite outta mom’s kitchen!


PrepTime 15mins – CookTime 20mins – Serves 6




Ingredients :

1 kg fish slices (white or black pomfret, kingfish, atlantic salmon)
salt & turmeric to marinate
1 tsp turmeric
1/s tsp cumin
1/2 tsp peppercorn
4 garlic cloves
1 small chopped onion
6 dried red chilies
2 tbsp coriander seeds
6 tbsp fresh grated/ powdered coconut
3 tbsp cooking oil
2 ripe tomatoes or 1/2 cup tomato paste
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp tamarind pulp
1 slit green chili
1 sprig curry leaves



Cooking Instructions:

1. Wash fish & add 2 tbsp salt & tsp turmeric – toss & leave to marinate for 30-45 mins.

2. Grind the coconut, red chilies, pepper, jeera/cumin, turmeric/haldi, coriander seeds, onion& garlic with water to a smooth paste.

3. Chop tomatoes & place in a thick-bottom vessel with oil – THEN, heat it.

4. When its soft, add the ground masala 2 tbsp at a time, stirring constantly & frying well in between.

5. Add 1 cup water & leave to boil.

6. Wash fish well & add to boiling gravy.

7. Then add the tamarind, slit chili & vinegar & simmer open until fish is cooked.

8. Toss in the curry leaves & simmer for few seconds.


Hint: keep some washed fish pieces aside to fry: Toss them with 1/4-1/2 tsp each of pepper, turmeric, cumin & red-chili powders & shallow fry.


One Response so far.

  1. Chandrika says:

    I tried this recipe and it turned out Great! Thanks!

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