What is a Goan Food blog without the fish curry recipe? Xitt Codi is the staple diet of a goan anywhere across the world. We eat fish curry along with rice nearly every week, its also perhaps the cheapest dish to eat, at a restaurant in Goa.
Heres the Xitt Codi recipe, we will also explore various options while preparing the Goan Fish Curry!
6 Kashmiri Chillies
1/2 Scraped Coconut
A Small Piece of Ginger
3 Flakes Garlic
5 – 6 Pepper Corns
1 Tea spoon Corriander seeds
A Pinch of Methi Seeds
Small ball of Tamarind if a raw Mango is used
1/2 Tea spoon Haldi Powder
1/2 Tea spoon Jeera
1 Green Chilly
Goan Fish Curry Main Ingredients:
1 Decent Sized Pomfret (You can also add Kingfish or Halwa)
1 Raw Mango
Grind the masala ingredients mentioned above, in a mixer with a little water.
Add it in your cooking dish and add some more water, now there are two optional things depending on how rich and heavy you want your Xitt codi. The first one is you can bagaar some chopped onions before you add the masala to it.
Instead of adding water you can add coconut milk to make it rich, but we made this fish curry by adding water, to make it thick enough as per choice. You can then add some salt and slit the green chilly, remove seeds as per spice requirement.
Once the entire mixture reaches a boil you can add the fish to the curry
Along with the fish add the cut pieces of raw mango, to give it that nice tangy flavor that it has. I personally like to eat the cooked pieces of mango, the sour taste of it, my mouths watering as I write this 🙂
Cook till the fish becomes edible, this is a relatively easy dish to cook and is not as time consuming as some of them. Bon Appétit, until the next Goan Recipe!