How to make Goan Mackerel Curry -

Typical Goan masala makes this mackerel curry absolutely irresistible.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Mackerel (बांगड़ा मछली), Turmeric powder (हल्दी का पावडर)

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Goan Mackerel Curry

Goan Mackerel 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 : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Goan Mackerel Curry Recipe

  • Mackerel fish, cut into halves 3

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Cinnamon 1/2 inch

  • Cumin seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Black peppercorns 4-5

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Dried red chillies 3-4

  • Ginger 1 inch

  • Garlic cloves 5-6

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Curry leaves 6-7

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Sugar a pinch


Step 1

Take fish in a bowl. Add turmeric powder and salt, mix well and set aside.

Step 2

Grind together vinegar, cinnamon, cumin seeds, peppercorns, cloves, red chillies, ginger and garlic along with some water into a fine paste.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add curry leaves and onion, mix and sauté till onion turns golden.

Step 4

Add the prepared paste, mix and sauté till fragrant. Add 1 cup water, mix and bring to boil.

Step 5

Add fish, mix lightly and cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Add sugar, mix and cook for a minute.

Step 6

Serve hot.

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