Goan Fish Curry Recipe with step by step pictures. Delicious creamy goan fish curry which has fresh spices and fish cooked in coconut milk.
Goan Fish Curry Recipe
I love Anjum Anand recipes, they are so delicious and quick to make. She explains all her recipes in a vey passionate way. I have pretty much all her cookbooks in my shelf. This recipe is from her cookbook Anjum’s New Indian Cookbook. As soon as I came across this one, I know that this is going to be the one which I am going to try out very soon and last week I did it..The result is a creamy coconut milk and spices flavoured fish curry, pour it over some rice and you will melt down in each spoonful of bite. It was that good.
About Goan Fish Curry Recipe
The Goan Fish Curry is the dish that Goa is best known for. It is a coconut-based dish that is typically served with fluffy rice and red chillies, fresh fish, or prawns. Goan cuisine is made up of local dishes that are popular in Goa, an Indian state on the Arabian Seas western coast.
Goa's cuisine has Konkani roots and was influenced by both the Sultanate rule that came before the Portuguese and the 451 years of Portuguese rule. Many Catholic dishes have names or ingredient combinations that are either similar to or different from their Portuguese counterparts.
Ingredients for Goan Fish Curry Recipe
Fish Steaks :
A fish steak is a cut of fish that has the bones and is cut perpendicular to the spine. Larger fish, including tuna, swordfish, salmon, cod, and mahi-mahi, are frequently cut into steaks because fish larger than 10 pounds are typically used to make fish steaks. Fish steaks can be baked, broiled, pan-fried, or grilled.
Coconut Milk :
Coconut milk is extremely versatile, and it can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. Chongchitnant explains that in largely dairy-free Thai cuisine, its used to add creaminess and fat to a wide range of dishes, from sauces and dressings to curries and stews to puddings and dessert soups.
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi :
The turmeric root is quite bitter, but has an almost citrusy taste, compared to the powder. Turmeric also has something of a sweet taste, and it is quite earthy. When you use the powder, you're unlikely to notice the texture unless you use a substantial amount, but it is somewhat gritty.
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Goan Fish Curry Recipe
- Fish Steaks – 300 gms I used Parai meen/ Trevally
- Onion – 1 large finely chopped
- Tomato- 2 medium finely chopped
- Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
- Coconut Milk – 200 ml
- Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1 tsp
- Cinnamon/ Pattai – 1 small piece
- Chilli powder – 1 tsp
- Pepper Powder – 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder / Manjal podi -1 tsp
- Cumin powder / Jeera podi -1 tsp
- Coriander powder / Malli podi -1 tblspn
- Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Oil – 1 tblspn
- Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and cinnamon and saute that for 30 seconds.
- Add onions and cook till golden brown. Add in ginger garlic paste and mix well.
- Add in all the spice powders and salt and mix well. Saute that for 30 sec.
- Add in tomatoes and saute them for a min.Add some water and mix well. Cook the water out and saute them till they turn mushy.
- Add in coconut milk and bring the mixture to a boil.Add more water if needed.
- Add in the fish fillets and cook it for 8-10 mins untill the fish is cooked.
- Serve with rice.
Goan Fish Curry Recipe Step by Step Pictures
|Take all your ingredients|
|Saute cinnamon and mustard in oil|
|add in onions|
|and cook till golden..Add in ginger garlic paste|
|and your spice powders|
|salt and pepper|
|splash of water goes in|
|mix well and cook|
|till oil oozes out|
|add coconut milk|
|add the fish steaks|
|cover and cook|
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Goan curry different?
Chicken, potatoes, onions, coconuts, chillies, and other spices are the main ingredients in Goan curry. Kashmiri chillies are specifically used because they give the food an intensely hot flavour and add colour.
What is traditional Goan food?
The staple diet of most Goans is rice and fish curry, which is thought to be an essential component of Goan cuisine. Once you try it, you'll understand why. The most popular dish is kingfish (also known as vison or visvan). Pomfret, shark, tuna, and mackerel are a few more.
I would love to try this one day.
Super yummy & it looks so delicious... the click is too good
Love the gravy,looks awesome..drool
This looks so fragrant. Anjum's recipes are great as are yours!
Sona @ Aunty Mak's Kitchen
Generally I do not comment on any non veg recipe as I feel I am not qualified to do so. Anjun Anand caught my eye and the rest is history.
I make this all the time but from a packet where I just add coconut milk and fish. I am going to make it myself now I know all the ingredients
I absolutely love any coconut milk based fish curry..the fish comes out to be so soft and flaky! love this version 🙂
Lovely recipe. Please let me know if store-bought coconut milk powder can be used, as fresh coconuts are difficult to get here. - Sharanya
@AnonymousYes u can use
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I really enjoyed to read it..I love cooking
thanks for sharing it with us..!
I will try it on today