Pomfret Curry and Fry

It's so hot since last week, cooking is the last thing on my mind nowadays. Infact I've been having curd rice most of the days and sometimes cup noodles. Anything to avoid standing in the kitchen for too long. I made this dish sometime last week, it's one of my favorite curries. It's really simple and reminds me of mom, coz I just love it when she makes this.

2 pomfrets, cut or another similar white fish
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp salt
80 gms fresh coconut
2 tsp coriander seeds
3-4 dry red chillies or to taste
4 small red pearl onions
4 cloves of garlic
1 small piece of ginger
2 pieces kudampuli (gamboge), washed and torn into pieces
1 sprig fresh curry leaves
1 tsp coconut oil

Marinate the fish with the turmeric powder and salt for a couple of hours.
Grind together the coconut, coriander, chillies, onions, garlic and ginger to a fine paste with some water.
Take the mixture in a wide bottomed pan. Add the gamboge, curry leaves, some salt and enough water to make the gravy. Cover and bring the mixture to a boil. Slide in the fish pieces gently. When it returns to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and cook till the fish is done. Take of the heat and drizzle the coconut oil on top.
This dish tastes best if its allowed to sit for a few hours, it's even better if it's made the previous day.

For the fry I just marinated the fish in some red chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, lime juice and salt for a couple of hours and shallow fried it till crisp and done.


  1. Fish curry and fry looks delicious, love pomfret....
    btw where can i get kudampuli in our area?

  2. Pomfret looks yummy. Specially the fried one.

  3. Both the curry and fry looks so yummy. The fry looks perfectly fried. But, I always love fried fish, more than fish curry ;)

  4. looks so delicious pomfret is my hubby s all time fav. nice recipe dear

  5. Mouthwatering curry and fry...both looks too good, feel like having rite now..

  6. Thats true..summer wont tempt us to be in kitchen..Curd rice is too good too.
    Pomfret is my fav too..seeing the fry,i would love to have some rice..drooling

  7. Yummm..I am drooling hard over that fish fry..nice long shape n crispy fry..u get good pomfrets there no..sobs..Its there in Chinse stores here n I am sick of their fish..:P
    Happy Onam dear..:)

  8. Every time I purchase pompret & think what to cook ... Now I have a new recipe & will try soon ... Your curry looks delicious & fries looks yummy dear ....

  9. Wow...thats a delicious curry...looks so good with rice and fried fish :)

  10. Looks yummy... especialy loved the fry and nice click

  11. Aaaaah! I love fish and this looks awesome :-)

  12. The curry and fry looks great poorni.. All the pictures tempts me a lot dear!

  13. Poornima:
    Like you I have to have my spicy food even if it is hot outside. Love the pomfret curry :)

  14. Wow wow wow.. looks very yummy and make me very hungry now ..

  15. That pomfret fry looks so good... My favorite fish - havent eaten it in ages...


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