Pomfret fish curry I Manji Ghashi I

Recipe Categories: Sea food recipes
Preparation Time : 30 min Cooking Time : 20 min Serves : 4


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


Step:- 1

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.


Note : 

You can use any fish of your choice/desire to prepare this curry following the same procedure.

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2 Responses to “Pomfret fish curry I Manji Ghashi I”

  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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