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.
Black Pomfret or Halwa fish pieces â€“ 4-5
For Marination â€“ Lemon juice â€“ 1tbsp
Turmeric powder â€“ 1/4th tsp
Salt 1/4th tsp
For green Masala - Fresh grated coconut â€“ Â½ cup
Tomato â€“ 1 medium finely chopped
Coriander seeds â€“ Â½ tbsp.
Chopped coriander leaves â€“ Â½ cup
Green chillies slit â€“ 3-4
Ginger â€“ Â½ â€œcut into pieces
Garlic cloves â€“ 4-5
Tamarind paste â€“ 1tsp
Kokum water/juice (Thick, unsweetened) â€“ Â½ tbsp.
Water â€“ 1/4th cup
For Tempering â€“ Onion â€“ 1/4th medium chopped finely
Cinnamon - Â½â€ cut into medium pieces
For Curry - Salt as per taste
Water 1cup or as required to 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. SautÃ© 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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