Mangaluru fish curry is a traditional curry made with simple spices but gives rich taste and flavor, it goes well with Neeru dosa, idli, and rice. This dish is popular in Dakshina Kannada. Explore the exclusive taste of spices seeped into juicy fish pieces. Fish is a super food, packed with vitamins and minerals, and a major source of omega-3 fatty acids and many more health benefits.
White pomfret fish – 1/2 kg (sliced to pieces)
Grated coconut – one large bowl
Chily (preferably byadagi) – 5 to 6 nos
Red short chilies – 5 to 6 nos
Jeera – 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp
Pepper – 1 tsp
Coriander seeds – 4 tsp
Garlic – 5 to 6 cloves
Onion – 1 medium sized (one-half for grinding and the other half for seasoning)
Turmeric – ½ Tsp
Tamarind – 1 small ball (as shown in the picture)
Coconut oil – 2 tbs
Salt to taste
Procedure for preparation of paste for curry
Take a kadi add 1 Tsp of coconut oil and chilies fry for while on a medium flame, till the color changes (not to be roasted too dark). Keep it aside.
Add one tsp of coconut oil, jeera and coriander seeds, fry for while in a medium flame (not to be roasted too dark). Keep it aside.
Add pepper, fenugreek seeds, fry for while and remove it keep it aside.
Take a mixer jar, add grated coconut, chopped 1/2 onions, garlic and roasted ingredients tamarind, chilies and grind to a fine paste with little water, except pepper and fenugreek seeds
Finally, add roasted fenugreek and pepper to the mixer, grind it together and make a fine paste of it.
Step 2 – Procedure for preparation of curry
Procedure for preparation of curry
Take a container or casserole add grounded paste (step – 1) and a little water to it and see the consistency and bring to boil for 15 min in a medium flame.
Then add fish pieces to the curry and close the lid for five minutes.
Take another kadi add 5 Tsp of coconut oil, add finely chopped onion and roasted till it becomes golden brown in color, add a pinch of chilly powder into it and add to the curry.
Tasty Mangaluru style Manji gashi is ready to be served.
You can use any fish of your choice/desire to prepare this curry following the same procedure.