March 1, 2018

Goan Fish Curry

You all must be wondering, how come a regular post in the middle of chutney series on my blog. When this recipe goes to my favourite event Shhh Secretly Cooking Challenge group, how can I miss it :) If you are following my page, then you must be familiar with this group which I have been posting every month. For others, this is an amazing event hosted by few co-bloggers in which, the bloggers are paired and shared their secret ingredients among them. Using those ingredients, a recipe is prepared and posted on every month end. And the best part of the event is guessing the secret ingredients of other bloggers by seeing their food picture. For February month, I was paired with a wonderful blogger Aruna Panangipally who blogs at and our theme was Goan cuisine. Like the name of her blog, her page is also filled with loads of delicious aahaaram ( food ). Do visit her page and try out her yummy recipes.

And coming to the secret ingredients, Fish and Coconut milk were given to me by my partner Aruna. And using those ingredients, prepared a delicious and tasty Goan Fish Curry. Click HERE to view a yummy dish prepared by my partner using the secret ingredients given by me.

When it comes to Goan cuisine, Seafood is the first thing which pops up in our mind. Generally, there is a saying that Goan cuisine is incomplete without Fish. Though there are varieties of Goan fish curry, this one is a tangy and spicy version. After doing some research on Goan curry finally ended up the recipe with handy ingredients. I have used tamarind in this recipe for the sourness but kokum can also be included instead of tamarind. And also, I have used tamarind as such in the masala paste whereas few soak them and add the tamarind extract. Since both green chillies and red chillies are used, adjust the quantity of it according to taste bud.

Ingredients :

300 gms Fish ( I have used Pomfret ) 
1 1/2 Tsp Oil 
1 Onion, finely chopped 
2 Green chillies, slitted 
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder 
1/2 Tsp Cumin / Jeera powder 
Salt to taste 
1 Cup Coconut Milk 

For Masala :

5 - 6 Dry red chillies ( Adjust according to taste bud ) 
1 1/2 Tsp Ginger garlic paste 
1 Tbsp Coriander leaves 
4 - 5 Pepper corns 
1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds 
1/4 Tsp Methi / Fenugreek seeds 
Small gooseberry size Tamarind 
1/4 Cup Coconut, grated 

Method :

Grind all the ingredients given in "For Masala" into fine paste by adding water.

Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion followed by green chillies.

Saute it for a minute and add the ground masala along with 1 - 1 1/2 cups of water and the required quantity of salt.

Let it boil until the raw smell of masala goes off in a low - medium flame.

Now add the coconut milk and boil it again for 5 - 7 minutes.

Add fish pieces and cook until the fish gets cooked.

Garnish with curry leaves ( optional ) and remove from the flame.

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with hot plain rice. 


  1. mouthwatering curry and its captured beautifully...yummy share

  2. Goa is known for its sea food based curries and you have done good justice to the theme with this curry. The curry masala is absolute yum and loved it. Lovely vibrant clicks Priya!

  3. Goan fish curry looks super.. I like the presentation too.

  4. What a lovely dish! You are making me consider turning into a Pescatarian. Let me see what I can use as a substitute for fish. Any ideas?

  5. Awesome share! Love the presentation of the dish! :)

  6. The color of the curry is to die for! Looks so well made... agree Goa reminds of fish, but I still went for chicken... ;)

  7. The fish curry looks so yum!Best with rice!

  8. Exciting event it is to participate in the cooking challenge. though a vegetarian your curry texture looks awesome.

  9. So yummy curry priya.. I can't move my eyes from your pictures.. Goan recipes are filled with coconut flavours.. There is no doubt Fish is also their staple ingredient..

  10. yummy and delicious curry. I love your plate.

  11. Beautifully done. My mouth is watering. Fish curry rice n some veggies on the side. I am a content person.

  12. Fish curry with coconut milk is always so divine. Looks perfect and tastes best with a bowl of rice.

  13. My hubby was passing by and saw your dish and said 'I'm hungry!' And we've just had dinner! He loves his fish so I told him that whenever he wants to make it, he should visit your blog :)

  14. Well, Goan cuisine and fish are made for each other, and this one looks so good. I think Im going to convert from a non-seafood eater to a piscetarian! Sujata Shukla

  15. WOW! Its looks delicious. My kids are fond of fish and last night I tried fish fingers recipe to make them happy.