Black Pomfret Curry

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Black pomfret is popularly known as Halwa in Maharashtra region. It is used in curries or fried and served. It is delicious fish curry and mainly prepared in Goa, South, Maharashtra region.
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Prep Time45 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Served As: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 8


  • 4 piece Fish black pomfret or halwa â
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice for marination â â
  • 1/4th tsp Turmeric Powder â
  • 1/4th tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1/2 cup Grated Coconut or masala for green masala fresh â
  • 1 Tomato â medium finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander Seeds â
  • 1/2 leaves Coriander chopped â
  • 3 Green Chillies slit â
  • 1/2 piece Ginger â â œcut into
  • 4 cloves Garlic â
  • 1 tsp Tamarind Paste â
  • Water thick, unsweetened – â½ tbsp. kokum juice
  • 1/4th cup Water â
  • 1/4th Tempering or onion for â onion â medium chopped finely
  • piece Cinnamon â½â cut into medium
  • 1 tbsp Oil– 1Tbsp. oilâ
  • Curry or salt for salt as per taste
  • to cup Water or as required adjust the consistency


  • Wash Black Pomfret or Halwa fish pieces thoroughly, add Lemon juice, turmeric powder and salt. Rub all fish pieces with this mixture from all the sides. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile prepare a green paste. Blend fresh grated coconut, Tomato, Coriander seeds, Chopped coriander leaves, Green chillies, Ginger, garlic cloves, tamarind paste, kokum water (Thick) together into a fine paste. Keep aside.
  • In a wok, heat oil, add cardamom stick. Sauté for few seconds.
  • add finely chopped onion. Let it cook till translucent.
  • Add green paste, kokum juice/water and stir well. Add water. Cook it for 8-9 minutes till gravy comes to boil.
  • Once the gravy comes to boil, start dropping fish pieces one by one into the curry.
  • Let it cook for another 5-6 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with Rice.

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