Mangaluru style fish curry of how to prepare Pomfret fish curry

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Mangaluru fish curry is a traditional curry made with simple spices, but gives rich taste and flavor, it goes good with neeru dosa, idli and rice. This dish is popular in Dakshina Kannada.

Explore the exclusive taste of spices seeped into juicy fish pieces. Mangaluru fish curry with special additions of coconut and spices.(Thanks to my neighbour Smt.Sulochana Shetty in guiding for preparing this recipe).

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cooking time : 30 minutes

Serves: 3 to 4.

Ingredients :


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 :-

Step:-1 – Procedure for preparation of paste for curry 

*Take a kadi add 1 tsp of coconut oil and chilies fry for while in a medium flame, till the colour 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 cocount, 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 

Take a container or casserole add grounded paste (step – 1) and 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 colour, add a pinch of chilly powder into it and add to the curry.



Tasty Mangaluru style Manji gashi is ready to be served.


Note : You can use any fish of  your desire to prepare this curry.


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2 Responses to “Mangaluru style fish curry of how to prepare Pomfret fish curry”

  1. n d ganga says:

    Tried this recipe…… Superb……a small suggestion whenever possible please mention the local names in brackets, great work keep it going

  2. Very Good recipe I love to eat

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