Goan style Pomfret Curry

2 medium size pomfret fish / maanji
5 tsp coconut oil 
1 small onion finely chopped
1/2 inch ginger finely chopped

1 cup fresh coconut gratings
chickpea size tamarind
5-6 byadgi or kashmiri red chillies
1/2 tsp coriander / daniya seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
4 pepper corns
1/2 tsp turmeric/ haldi powder
1 tblsp chopped onion
2 garlic cloves
small piece of ginger
Grind the above ingredients into a smooth paste and keep aside


  • Cut the fish and wash well, marinate with little salt and turmeric powder and keep aside for 10 mins
  • Heat oil and saute green chillies,ginger and chopped onion only for 2-3 mins
  • Add the ground masala and little water , adjust the consistency according to your taste
  • Let the gravy boil, once it starts boiling, simmer the gas and add  the fish pieces ,salt to taste
  • Cook further for 5 mins or till the fish is cooked
  • Turn off the flame and serve hot with rice.


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