Peixe Caldine(Fish Caldine)

Peixe Caldine (Fish Caldine) or also known as Peixe Amarelo Caril(Yellow fish Curry) is a mild coconut based non-spicy fish curry that's yellow (amarelo) in color. Fish caldine is had along with rice. This curry is very much a kid friendly curry.
  • Passive
    0 minutes
  • Prep
    20 minutes
  • Cook
    15 minutes
  • Servings
    6 People


For the Curry:-
  • 1/2 cup Fresh grated coconut
  • 6 Garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 Black Peppercorns
Other Ingredients:-
  • 4-5 Fish (Pomfret/Pompano)
  • Salt (as required)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 medium sized Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 medium sized Tomato (finely chopped)
  • 2 Green chillies (slit )
  • 1/2 tsp Granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp White Vinegar (optional)


  • 1 Clean and wash the fish.
  • 2 Cut fish lengthwise or into cubes. Apply 1/2 tsp salt and keep aside.
  • 3 In a mixer grinder, add the ingredients under 'For the Curry' . Add 1 1/2 cup hot water and grind till fine. Extract and strain the masala flavored coconut milk. This is the thick coconut milk.
  • 4 Next, grind the coconut again with another 1 1/2 cup of hot water. Extract and strain the milk. This is the thin coconut milk. You will now have thick and thin coconut milk. Keep aside.
  • 5 In a vessel, add oil. Fry onion till soft. Next, fry tomato till soft.
  • 6 Add the thin coconut milk . Let it come to a boil.
  • 7 Now, add the fish along with green chilies. Cover and let cook till fish is done.
  • 8 Add the the thick coconut milk and sugar. Just shake the vessel lightly (Don't stir with spoon as the fish is flaky and may break ). Make sure not to bring this to a boil now at this stage.
  • 9 Immediately, add the vinegar(optional). Let the curry simmer for 2-3 minutes. (Don't allow it to boil as there are chances of the curry getting curdled due to the vinegar. So just shake the vessel lightly so as to not allow it to boil.)
  • 10 Fish caldine is ready.
  • 11 Serve hot with rice. Enjoy!!!

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