Goan Fish Curry

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A Long and Messy Business

A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

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Delicate fish are a waste of time here: their flavour will be killed and they will quickly fall apart. Robust, firm-textured fish are required. Dogfish, gurnard, ling, conger eel and monkfish are all good.


  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3


Heat a dry frying pan over a medium heat and roast the coriander and cumin seeds with the star anise and cloves, tossing them regularly, until they start to give off a powerful, toasty aroma. Place all these seeds in a mortar, together with the fenugreek and 1 teaspoon sea salt, and grind them with t