Goan Fish Curry
Savour the taste of this spicy and meaty fish cooked in a creamy coconut curry
Chef Gurdip Kohli Punj Goan Fish Curry Recipe

- Indian


- 4

Cooking Time

-15-20 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 30 Min


  • 1 to 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 kingfish
  • fillets
  • 4 kokam
  • 3 to 4 tbsp coconut milk
  • salt to taste
  • water
  • For Masala: 3 to 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 to 3 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns and cloves
  • 4 dried kashmiri red chillies
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 10 to 15 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 cup dry coconut sliced
  • water


  1. 1

    Heat oil in a pan and fry coriander seeds cinnamon stick, black peppercorns and cloves, Kashmiri chillies, sliced onions, garlic cloves and chopped ginger.
  2. 2

    Later add dry sliced coconut and continue frying.
  3. 3

    Blend the mixture with water to make a fine paste.
  4. 4

    Heat vegetable oil in another pan and add the prepared paste.
  5. 5

    Add salt turmeric powder, red chilli powder, water, kingfish fillets and some more water.
  6. 6

    Add kokam and coconut milk.
  7. 7

    Mix well and cook for 10 minutes.
  8. 8

    For the tadka, heat oil in a pan.
  9. 9

    Add curry leaves and the Kashmiri chillies and saute them.
  10. 10

    Pour this over the fish curry.
  11. 11

    Place a banana leaf on a plate, and then a mould.
  12. 12

    Put the cooked rice into the mould and place unmoulded rice on the leaf.
  13. 13

    Pour the fish curry over it and serve.
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