Goan Fish Curry - Mandeli Curry
Recipe type: Main
RecipeCuisine: Indian, Goan
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This is a traditional goan curry made with fish called mandeli. Mandeli are nothing but golden colored small fish found abundantly in Indian
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
For the curry:
  • 12-13 golden anchovies (mandeli)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ onion chopped finely
  • 2 green chilies chopped lengthwise
  • 2 cups of water or as consistency required
  • 5-6 kokam
  • 3-4 teppal spice (sichuan pepper)
  • sea salt or salt as per taste
  • few chopped coriander leaves for garnish
For the curry paste
  • :1/2 fresh coconut grated
  • 1.5 tbsp coriander seed
  • 5-6 dry kashmiri red chilies
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 t/s turmeric powder
  • 10-12 garlic cloves
  • ½ t/s fenugreek seed (methi dana)
How to make the recipe?
  1. Firstly marinate the fish with salt for 5-10 mins.
  2. Grind the curry paste with little water until smooth and blended nicely. Take a deep pan add oil, once oil is hot add chopped onion. Saute until they are light brown in color.
  3. Now add the grounded curry paste. Saute for 2-3 mins.
  4. Add water as per consistency desired.
  5. Now time to add green chilies and kokam.
  6. Put the marinated fish with salt and teppal spice in the curry.
  7. Allow to cook until fish cooks and the curry starts leaving oil.
  8. Lastly add salt for seasoning. Taste and alter any spice if required. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  9. Serve the curry hot with steamed rice or bread.
1. Curry consistency should be no too thin so add water accordingly.
2. For variation you could add curry leaves and tomatoes.
3. If kokam isn't available use tamarind pulp instead.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at http://www.flavorsofmumbai.com/goan-fish-curry/