Traditional Goan Fish Curry

Traditional Goan Fish Curry

Introduction :

A Goan staple


Ingredients :

1 Pomfret or other white fish, cleaned and cut into steaks.
1 coconut, grated
1/2 tsp cummin seeds
4 cloves garlic
a marble sized ball of tamarind mixed in 1 cup of water
4 green chillies, slit lengthways
1 onion sliced
1 inch piece ginger, finely chopped
6 dry red chillies
1 inch piece turmeric (or 1 tsp ground)
1 raw mango, cubed
1 lemon
salt to taste


Sprinkle lemon juice and salt onto fish and marinade for an hour or so.
Grind the coconut, dry chillies, cummin seeds and garlic together.
Mix the onion, ginger and green chillis and mash with the turmeric.
Add the chopped mango. Add the ground masala and 1 cup of water.
Simmer slowly for 10 minutes.
Add fish and cook slowly until the fish is done.

Serve with plain boiled rice.