Fish Caldine

A famous Goan seafood preparation – cooked with plenty of coconut, chillies and other aromatics. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Fish Caldine

Main Ingredients Rawas, Turmeric powder
Cuisine Goan, , , ,
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Fish Caldine

  • 400 grams Rawas fish, cut into darnes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 cup Fresh coconut scrapped
  • 4-6 Garlic cloves
  • 2-4 Dried red chillies
  • 1 tablespoon Tamarind pulp
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto)
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 large Tomato chopped
  • 2-4 Green chillies slit
  • 8-10 Ladyfingers (bhindi) cut diagonally into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups Coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger grated
  • for garnish Fresh coriander leaves Chopped


  1. Put fish darnes in a mixing bowl, add half the turmeric powder and salt and rub all over the darnes.
  2. Put coconut in a mixer jar,add garlic, dried red chillies, tamarind pulp, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and poppy seeds. Add half the onion and grind to a fine paste with water if required.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add remaining onion and sauté till it turns translucent. Add tomatoes and cook till they become soft. Add green chillies and remaining turmeric powder and mix well.
  4. Add the paste and half a cup of water, mix well and let the mixture come to a boil.
  5. Add ladies’ fingers and mix well. Add salt and let it simmer for two to three minutes.
  6. Add coconut milk and let it cook on high heat for two minutes more.
  7. Reduce heat and add fish. Let the curry coat the fish and simmer for two more minutes or till the fish is cooked.
  8. Add ginger and remove from heat.
  9. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2590
Carbohydrates 107.6
Protein 111.6
Fat 190.3
Other Fiber Iron- 20.9mg