White Pomfret Curry Recipe

white pomfret curry

Fish curry and rice is the most basic food of the coastal regions. This non-vegetarian authentic white pomfret curry is inspired from Mangalore and Goan cuisines. The curry is a delicacy of a mixture of spices like turmeric, cumin, pepper and chillies.

Let’s now dive into this special recipe by a Mangalorean on how to make white pomfret fish curry.

white pomfret curry

White Pomfret Curry Recipe

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Curry
Cuisine Mangalorean
Servings 3


For the Masala

  • 5 tbsp Fresh coconut
  • 6 Short red chillies
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Jeera
  • 5-6 Peppercorns
  • 1 Onion (small)
  • 1/4 tsp Haldi/Turmeric powder
  • 1 Marble sized Tamarind


  • 2 Pomfret (Medium sized)


  • Grind the above ingredients in group 1 to a fine paste (Grind fresh coconut, short red chillies, coriander seeds, jeera, peppercorns, onion, turmeric powder and tamarind)
  • Put the ground masala and 2 cups of water in a vessel and bring it to a boil, add salt.
  • Add the cut pieces of pomfret fish and cook for two minutes.
  • Add little coconut juice and stir. Lower the flame, let it boil for a minute.
Keyword Pomfret curry


Keep a seasoning pan, put 2 tbsp coconut oil. Add one small sliced onion, fry golden brown. Add to the curry.

Serve the hot pomfret Mangalorean curry with rice or neer dosa.

  • tbsp = Tablespoon
  • tsp = Teaspoon
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Health benefits of Pomfret fish:

  • Pomfret fish is very good for your heart and prevents stroke.
  • It provides the body with many important nutrients like iodine, selenium, zinc and potassium. Iodine is essential for the thyroid gland, and selenium makes enzymes which can help to protect us from cancer.
  • Avoid blood clots and inflammation.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
  • Excellent source of protein.
  • It also helps to boost your brainpower.

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1 Comment

Sameena Khan · February 19, 2020 at 9:58 am

Very yummy n delicious n superb recipe will try

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