mearl223 On November - 22 - 2009

Goan green-masala grilled pomfret

Heavenly if grilled by the beach, this Goan style green-masala grilled fish is easily one of my most FAV recipes of all time!


PrepTime 20mins – Cook Time 20mins – Serves 4



Ingredients :

4 small white pomfrets or 2 big ones
salt, pepper & lime-juice to marinade

For the masala:
1 bunch mint leaves
1.5 bunch coriander leaves
2 large onions chopped
1 tsp garlic-ginger paste
salt to taste
oil to cook
1/4 cup tamrind extract
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp cinnamom pwd
1/4 tsp cardamom pwd
1/4 tsp turmeric pwd

Cooking Instructions:

1. Prep the fish: Remove everything from inside the fish cavity- wash well. Make a slit about 2cm away from & along the top edge (away from the stomach cavity) and run your knife in gently to form a pocket. Repeat on the other side. Do this for each whole fish.

2. Rub lime, salt & pepper all over & inside the fish grooves & cavity for 1/2-1 hour.

3. Grind the leaves with a little water to a paste.

4. Fry onions in oil till light grown, add the garlic ginger paste & powder spices & fry well.

5. Then add the tamarind & vinegar along with salt to taste.

6. Add the leafy paste & fry for 2 minutes.

7. Wash the fish & apply this masala all over & inside the fish grooves & cavity & set aside for 10-15 mins.

8. Spray oil on the fish & grill open until it is cooked.

Leave a Reply

Featured Video

Helicopter Game