Goan Fish Curry

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 or 1 raw mango, cubed (optional), or lime juice to taste

4 green chillies, slit lengthways
2 onions sliced
1 inch piece ginger, finely chopped
6 dry kashmiri chillies
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp. Ajika Spicy Curry Blend  
juice of one lime
salt to taste

Sprinkle lemon juice and salt onto fish and marinade for an hour or so. Grind the coconut, kashmiri 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. Put this mix in a pan and on the stove. Simmer slowly for 10 minutes. Add fish and Ajika Spicy Curry Blend and cook slowly until the fish is done. Serve with plain red rice boiled.

© Kavita Mehta
photo credit Kavita and Vinay Mehta




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