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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Goan Fish Curry

Goa is one of the smaller states in India and is renowned for beaches,an international tourist spot as we all know however Goa is equally famous for its flavorful food too.When we talk about food,rice with fish curry is the staple diet in Goa. Goan cuisine is famous for its rich variety of fish curry prepared with elaborate recipes.Kerala cuisine &  Goan cuisine have a coincidence that both use coconut & coconut oil abundantly in cooking,along with chile peppers,spices and vinegar giving it a unique goan flavor.What a superb blend of flavors,Isn't it?? True friends, its indeed a very delicious curry.It has the richness of coconut and a great fusion of spices & tanginess.Though the ingredients list is long but this can be done in very simple steps and the curry is ready within no time.Enjoy making this at home !!

any firm fish/pomfret/king fish 1lb/500gm/6 pieces
to marinate fish(optional step)
chilly powder 1 tsp
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
to dry roast & grind
coriander seeds 1 tbsp
cumin seeds 1 tsp
dry red chillies 4-5
coconut shredded /grated 1/2 cup
tamarind pulp 2 tbsp
ginger 1 tbsp
garlic cloves 2-3
to prepare gravy
onion 2 large chopped fine
green chillies 2 chopped
tomato 2 large chopped fine
chilly powder 1 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
malt vinegar/ white vinegar 1 tsp
cilantro 3-4 sprigs chopped
oil 2 tbsp(preferably coconut oil)

(Caramelised fish on the right)

  • Clean the fish by rubbing sea salt and wash under running water.Drain water,keep aside.
  • Marinate the fish pieces with chilly powder,turmeric powder and salt.Leave for 15 minutes.
  • Heat a pan and dry roast the red dry chillies,coriander seeds and cumin seeds.Powder it in a blender and add the shredded coconut,ginger and garlic along with tamarind pulp.Grind to a smooth paste.
(Dry roasted spices)
  • Heat oil in a non stick pan and add the marinated fish and shallow fry till its slightly caramelised. Drain on a paper towel.
  • Saute onions in the same oil until golden brown.Add in the green chillies. Add in the tomatoes.Cook covered till the tomatoes gets cooked and mushy.(around 2-3 minutes)
  • Add in the chilly powder and turmeric powder.Pour the ground masala in it and cook till the oil separates.Add salt,mix well.
  • Add in 2 cups of water and bring to boil.Add in the fish pieces and cook for around 7 minutes or till cooked.
  • When the fish is fully cooked,add the malt vinegar/white vinegar ,garnish with coriander leaves and put off flame.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice !!

Servings ~4-5 adults

* I have used king fish in this recipe.
* You can skip frying the fish.(Don't deep fry just caramelise the fish for 2-3 minutes either side)This just helps to maintain the shape of the fish and the flavors can seep in nicely.
* Increase the spices(green chillies/red dry chillies/chilly powder) if you want the flavors on the more spicier side.This is a in between the mild and moderate version.


Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

I was looking for some new curry for my weekend party and now i got it. thanks, if you have nice vindaloo recipe , would you pl share it with me.Thanks

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

wow super tempting curry,I rarely make fish curry, will try ur version soon, btw congo for 400+ dear :-)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow bookmarked....really awesome curry....

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

tempting fish curry....never tried goan fish curry...would like to try this soon

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

mouthwatery curry.. delicious..

soujanya said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious!!!freshly grounded powder...smells gud..

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Goan fish curry has great flavor and taste,yours looks so tempting..yum

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting fish curry

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

So delicious and flavorful fish curry. Yummilicious!

today's recipe:

My World My Home said... Best Blogger Tips

mouth watering da...


Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli meen curry, nalla vella chorum.

Sahasra Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

Flavorful fish with gravy. Nice clicks.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie

Thanks a lot for posting a wonderful fish curry like this. Would love to visit Goa this year.

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..they look so good & delicious!!

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are lovely pictures which will make even a non-fish eater like me think of at least using the masala for something else! Looks delicious

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Had dinner but still wish to have this platter :-)

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

never tried goan dishes.. very flavourful... will try
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Rosita Vargas said... Best Blogger Tips

Luce muy rico es una delicia al paladar me encanta ek curry quiero un trozo de pan para untar,abrazos y abrazos

Divya A said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow lovely curry!! Looks so yummilicious!! Nice flavors there :) Delicious clicks too!! said... Best Blogger Tips

what lovely and yummy curry:)
Love the pictures!!

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Salivating here, wat an irresistible,rich looking delicious dish.

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

flavorful preparation...will share this recipe to my sister n mom, since they love fish curry :)
lovely presentation deat

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I can feel the aroma here :) love the pics.

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very appealing..I love Indian spices!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

The entire meal looks so good.. I want to have some right now!

Priya Elias said... Best Blogger Tips

Vey tempting Julie :) Gonna try this out sometime soon :)

Sweet'n'Savoury said... Best Blogger Tips

Such an inviting plate...loved it

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

that is a tasty one

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

really awesome...very tempting...

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks super tempting Julie!

Jannet Loves to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

Drooling... I love Goan seafood. Post more recipes

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice version of Goan Curry..I love it so dearly Julie..

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, the coriander brings out a delicious flavor too, apart from the spices. i think it is even tastier because you fry/caramelised the fish first.

Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

love the flavors in this curry

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Very healthy and easy recipe to cook at home.

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