Maslyechi Geraal Kadi (Coconut Based Common Fish Curry - For Almost All Types of Fish)

Fish curry & rice is the staple of many coastal towns of India including Mangalore. Every Mangalorean worth his salt relishes his fish cooked in a gravy or fried in various forms - tawa fry, masala fry, rawa fry. Accordingly there are various ways to cook fish in a gravy. While most types of fish are stewed in coconut based gravies, some are cooked in other masalas (red chilly paste or green masala). This recipe is a common & general one which can be used for fish such as Surmai, Pomfret, Gol, Rawas, Lady fish etc

Fish Curry (Coconut Based)
Recipe Source: Sambardo by J.B Lobo
You Need:

For the Masala:
For Seasoning:
1. Grind all the ingredients for the masala with a little water. Leave it a little coarse
2. Clean the fish & wash it well with salt & turmeric & put it in a colander so that the water gets drained well
3. Heat oil & fry the chopped ginger & onion for seasoning
4. When the onion turns golden brown add the masala & fry till the raw smell is gone
5. Add a little water to make a gravy of medium thickness. Dont add too much water as the fish will leave some water making the gravy too thin
6. Boil the gravy & then add the fish pieces. Let this cook for about 1 minute on medium flame
7. Turn off the flame & garnish with a little chopped coriander leaves (optional)

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