Goan Fish Curry with Raw Mango

In Goa, Xitt Kodi (Rice & Curry) is the staple diet of every Goan. Goans eat fish curry along with rice, fried fish and a vegetable almost every day. No lunch meal is complete without the Goan Curry and rice. So here’s the authentic Goan Curry Recipe that uses fish and raw mango as the souring agent.
  • Passive
    15 minutes
  • Prep
    30 minutes
  • Cook
    20 minutes
  • Servings
    4 People


For Curry Masala Paste:-
  • 1/4 cup Fresh grated coconut
  • 4 Garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 Kashmiri dry chillies
For Masala Coconut Milk:-
  • 1/4 cup Fresh grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 Green chili (roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander seeds
Other Ingredients:-
  • 4 Slices of fish (cut into medium sized pieces)
  • 1 Onion ( sliced)
  • Salt (as required)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 4 Slices of Raw Mango


  • 1 Apply ½ tsp salt to fish pieces and leave aside for about 15 mins. Grind all ingredients under ‘curry masala paste’ using sufficient water to form a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  • 2 Next, Grind all ingredients under ‘Masala Coconut Milk’ using sufficient water and strain thick milk from it. Grind the coconut that has been strained again with some water and extract thin milk from it. Keep them aside.
  • 3 Now you will have Curry masala paste, thick and thin coconut masala milk.
  • 4 In a vessel, add oil. Fry the onion till soft, add the curry masala paste along with 1 tsp salt. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • 5 Now, add the fish and mango pieces. Fry for a minute.
  • 6 Pour in the thick and thin coconut milk.
  • 7 Mix well.(Just shake the vessel, don't use the ladle spoon)
  • 8 Cover vessel with lid and cook for about 10 minutes till fish and mango are cooked.
  • 9 Serve with hot steamed rice and vegetable.

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