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Goan Fish Curry

This is a simple Goan style fish curry which I recently tried . This fish curry tasted great ,bit tangy and spicy. Goan fish curry is very famous because of its unique flavor, tangy and sweet blend especially due to the use of coconut milk and tomatoes. Here I have used king fish.This recipe is also equally good for other sea foods like prawns and squid.

Fish - 1 lb
Whole red chilly- 5-7
Coconut milk -1 cup
Shallots/onions chopped- 1/2 cup
Tomatoes- 1 small
Cumin- 1/3 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander  powder-2 tsp
Ginger- 1 inch
Garlic- 4-5
Tamarind juice- small ball
Fennel powder- 1/3 tsp
Vinegar- 1 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/3 tsp
Curry leaves- 2 springs
Salt to taste

Chop onions and tomatoes and keep aside. In a blender make a paste of red chillies, pepper,coriander, cumin,fennel ,ginger, garlic and tamarind pulp and keep aside.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan and splutter mustard seeds and add in chopped onions and curry leaves and saute till golden brown. Pour in the grounded paste, turmeric, and salt and fry till oil separates. Add tomatoes and saute till soft. Stir in coconut milk and another half cup of water and bring it to simmer. Gently slide in the fish pieces, add one tsp of vinegar cover and cook till done.

Try this..

Hope you will all enjoy.


  1. This is such a tempting fish curry..Love this recipe, I will definitely try it out soon..

  2. very tempting pic!!!!!!!...... mouthwatering tooo... the gravy is beautiful with a nice color... i never tried with coconut milk... goo idea... thx 4sharing

  3. Yummy fish curry Suja, love the colour of it.

  4. I had learnt similar goan fish curry when I had been to Goa. This looks so incredible :)

  5. We have had this at goa on one of our vacatins and we loved it, spicy and lovely fish preparation Suja..

    Kairali sisters

  6. This curry looks awsum,,,i'm gonna try this

  7. wow...look at that yellow colour...yummy yum

  8. wow very tempting curry,love the colour...too gud capture...

  9. wow its very tempting curry ...looks awesome there any vegetarian version of this may be i can use tofu??

  10. Spicy and yummy fish curry... really tempting one Suja..

  11. haaa adipoli...oru divasam enthayamm try chyum keto....ennikku fish payankkaram eshttam annu...

  12. Wow! its febulous, yummy, great! fish curry is my all time fav. I simply love to eat this with hot rice.

  13. Slurppp!!lipsmacking curry..makes me hungry..

  14. Wow looks so tempting....nice pic dear

  15. wow what a beautiful colour,gravy looks too good..

  16. suja adipoli ketto. njan tamarind ittu ithuvare curry vechittilla. goan curry onnu try cheyyanam. recipe njan eduthu ketto

  17. wow! fish in coconut milk...xllnt prepartion yummm...chakka puttu athu adipoli eda..njan kettittilla...tnx 4 shrng D

  18. Thanks all for stopping and sweet comments:)

  19. this is making me drool..even if im not that fond of fish

  20. my fav...looks adipoli...mouthwatering..i have one in drafts too

  21. Never tried this one.looks very tempting.

  22. Just when I was missing fish so much you had to post this Suja! Thanks for this. it looks so yum.

  23. Looks yum and beautiful click

  24. really delicious fish curry.. really liked the ingredients vinegar fennel milk.. yummy one suj

  25. What a delicious preparation, yummm.

  26. Yummy curry with a lovely bright color.... !!!

  27. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments..

  28. What not to like about a spicy fish curry,I'll totally enjoy this :D

  29. Thanks Yasmeen for stopping by and for the sweet comment:)

  30. Looks delicious. I am making a list of things I will need to shop for and I'm not sure if you used fresh red chili peppers or dried chilies. If you have time, could you let me know?

  31. @Imposterpockets..thanks for stopping by and happy that you liked this recipe..I used dry red chilly,you can also use chilly powder..


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