• Pomfret Xacuti

    45 minutes
    Amount Per Serving: Calories 170; Fat 9g; Carbs 12g; Protein 18g
    Pomfret Xacuti is a traditional Goan dish made with a variety of spices. The dish is made with pomfret fish, oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, green chillies, garlic, onions, tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, tamarind paste, salt, and coriander leaves. This dish is a delightful combination of spices and flavour that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.    
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    • 4-5 pomfret fish
    • 2 tablespoons of oil
    • 1 tablespoon of mustard seeds
    • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
    • 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds
    • 2-3 green chillies, chopped
    • 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
    • 2-3 onions, chopped
    • 2-3 tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
    • 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder
    • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
    • 1 teaspoon of garam masala
    • 2-3 tablespoons of tamarind paste
    • Salt to taste
    • Chopped coriander leaves for garnish


    • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.

    • Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and fenugreek seeds and fry for a few seconds.

    • Add the green chillies, garlic, onions, and tomatoes and fry until the onions are softened.

    • Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and tamarind paste and mix well.

    • Add the pomfret fish and salt to taste.

    • Cover the pan and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    • Once the fish is cooked through, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice or roti.