How to make Fish Curry -

This fish curry is bursting with flavour and goes well with red rice.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Pomfret fish, Coriander seeds (साबुत सूखा धनिया)

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Main Course Seafood

You can also find more Main Course Seafood recipes like Prawn Sukke Prawn Dry Roast Smoersnuk Fish Moilee - SK Khazana

Fish Curry

Fish Curry Recipe Card


Goa's 450 years under Portuguese domination produced a unique, syncretic blend of East and West that is at once exotic and strangely familiar.  The various influences have made the Goan cuisine an interesting blend of tastes as a result of which it has a phenomenal repertoire of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies.  Though the recipes and techniques of the two major communities – Hindu and Christian – are different but as a rule the cuisine that comes under the umbrella of Goan is simple but chilli hot and spicy. Traditionally the food is cooked on wood fires in clay pots that are fired by the village potter. Though in the modern times, quite a few Goans have had to leave their land in search of greener pastures, they still get homesick for the smoky flavour of the fish curry and rice that get their distinct taste being cooked in crowded sweaty, smoky kitchens in earthenware pots over wood fires.      

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Fish Curry Recipe

  • Pomfret fish cut into darnes 2

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Scraped coconut 1 cup

  • Dried red chillies 8-10

  • Garlic cloves 8-10

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch

  • Cinnamon 2 inch

  • Cloves 5

  • Vinegar 1½ tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Green chillies slit 1-2

  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnishing

  • Cooked red rice to serve


Step 1

Take fish in a bowl. Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Dry-roast coriander seeds and cumin seeds in a non-stick pan till fragrant.

Step 3

Grind together roasted spices, coconut, broken dried red chillies, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, vinegar and some water to a smooth paste.

Step 4

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add onion and sauté till golden. Add the ground paste and mix. Add green chillies and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Add some water, mix, cover and bring mixture to boil. Add marinated fish pieces and salt and lightly mix. Add tamarind pulp, mix and cook for 5 minutes or till fish is fully cooked.

Step 6

Garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot with red rice.

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