Mangalore Fish Curry Recipe

Spicy, tangy and full of flavour, this Mangalorean Style Fish Curry will surely satisfy your taste buds. You can pair it up with Dosa, Parathas or Steamed Rice for a delicious meal.

Monika Manchanda
Mangalore Fish Curry Recipe
27256 ratings.

Mangalore Fish Curry is one of my favourite ways to eat fish. It is fantastic paired with neer dosa, sanas or steamed rice.Mangalore is in the state of Karnataka and has a vast coastline. Mangalore fish curry uses coconut and tamarind along with chillies to make this delicious fish curry. The spices are well balanced with the coconut milk to make this delightful Konkan curry.

Serve Mangalore Fish Curry along with Neer Dosa, Steamed Rice or Appams for a perfect Mangalorean Meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Fish Recipes such as

  1. Goan Lady Fish Curry Recipe
  2. Meen Peera Recipe
  3. Kerala Style Fish Curry Recipe


Cuisine: Mangalorean
Course: Lunch
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 500 grams King fish , sliced
  • 1 Onion , very finely chopped
  • 4 Green Chillies , slit
  • 3/4 cup Coconut milk
  • Oil , as required
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 tablespoon Red Chilli powder
  • 25 grams Tamarind
  • 1 tablespoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Curry leaves , Handful
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Mangalore Fish Curry Recipe

  1. To begin making the Mangalore Fish Curry Recipe, marinate the cleaned fish with salt and turmeric and keep it aside.

  2. Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup warm water and keep aside.

  3. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil and sauté the onions and chillies till the onions are golden brown. Keep stirring so that the onions don't burn.

  4. Once done add red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and sauté for 1 minute.

  5. Extract juice of the soaked tamarind and add to the onion mixture. Add 3/4 cup of water and boil for 4 -5 minutes. Now add the marinated fish and cook till done.

  6. Reduce the heat and add coconut milk, curry leaves and simmer for a minute. After a minute turn off the heat.

  7. Transfer the Mangalore Fish Curry into a serving bowl and serve hot.

  8. Serve Mangalore Fish Curry Recipe along with Neer Dosa or Steamed Rice or Appams for a perfect Mangalorean Meal.