Konkani Fish Curry, Alle Kande Ambat

Hi friends,

                       Today I’m presenting a Konkani fish curry, with onion ginger base.This dish is also called Alle Piyav Ghashi in South Kanara.Cooking it in an earthen pot gives it more authentic flavor.

                         Alle Kande Ambat

      I hope you all know about Konkani Cuisine.But still I’m going to share some information about this cuisine for those who have not heard about it.

      Konkani Cuisine is one of the most delicious cuisines you could come across in India. It is strong in spice, red chilli powder, corianders, and prepared with coconut oil. It is prepared using a deep purple berry that has a pleasing sweet and sour taste , kokum and raw mango as souring agents along with tamarind and lime. 

     Since Konkani Cuisine is greatly influenced by fish recipes, it has a tremendous amount of dishes made with fish.The manner in  which Konkani Cuisine prepares fish gives it another taste altogether.

     So here’s the recipe of Konkani fish curry with onion(kande) and ginger(Alle) base.


Red chillies, ginger, coriander seeds, kokum, green chillies, fenugreek seeds  

 Chopped onion, grated coconut, soaked tamarind    

                          White pomfrets

  • White pomfrets-400gms, cleaned and cut into thin pieces
  • 4 tsp coconut oil
  • 1.5 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds + 1 pinch
  • 5 whole dry red chillies
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup fresh, grated coconut
  • 1 ” ball of tamarind soaked in 1/2 cup of water
  • 1″ ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, slit at the center
  • 2-3 dried sol, kokum
  • Salt to taste


For the convenience I shall explain it in two parts,


  • Wash the fish thoroughly, apply a little salt and set aside.
  • Take a small pan, add 1 tsp of coconut oil and when hot, add 1-2 tsp coriander seeds,1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds, 5 whole dry red chillies. Saute lightly for 2′.
  • Grind them with 1 cup of grated coconut, 1/4 of turmeric powder and soaked tamarind into a fine paste.

           Saute whole dry spices for 2′

              Roasted whole dry spices

Coconut paste made with roasted spicesโ€‹ and grated coconut

#Step by step procedure

  1. Take a earthen pot, heat remaining coconut oil and add ginger, saute for a few seconds; then add finely chopped onion, saute till it runs translucent.
  2. Add a pinch of fenugreek seeds, 2 green chillies and saute.
  3. Add the coconut paste and fry for 2-3′ or till oil starts separating from the mix.
  4. Add 2 cups of water, bring it to a boil.Add 2 pieces of dried sol for added sourness.
  5. Add the fish pieces and let it come to a good boil. Adjust the salt to taste and cook till fish is done,the consistencyโ€‹ of gravy should not be too thick or too runny.(don’t overcook the fish)
  6. Serve hot with plain rice.

Pictorial presentation-

Add finely chopped ginger, saute for a few seconds

Add finely chopped onion

Saute onion till it becomes translucent

Add green chillies and fenugreek seeds and saute

Add the coconut paste

Saute till the oil releases from the mix

Add 2 cups of water 

Let it come to a boil and add 2 pieces of dried sol

Add fish pieces and let it come to a good boil

Adjust the salt to taste and cook till fish is done.The consistency of the gravy should not be too thick or too thin.(Note: Do not over cook the fish)

Serve hot with plain rice.

     So friends, this is a simple fish curry which can be easily prepared at home, as all the ingredients used to make this dish are readily available at home.

     Do try this and give me your feedback.

                 Happy cooking ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


31 Comments Add yours

  1. Archana says:

    LOVE promfret and this post is SO beautiful! I want to dig into that bowl.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much Archana…do try it and let me know how it turned out..


  2. Tried this recipe saumya !it’s excellent

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hey Dats great… thanks dear for your feedback…๐Ÿ‘

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  3. Lovely! I just love the Konkani cuisine and frankly it’s very difficult to find it outside of a home. Most restaurants don’t make it well at all! This recipe helps!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by.. glad u liked it..


  4. This one is my favourite!! Lovely recipe๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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  5. Sumith says:

    Beautiful captures and sounds so delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot … Glad you like it

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  6. Pia says:

    Love this fish curry. Absolutely Delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Thank you so much dear…

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Hey hey! r u a konkani girl? I am too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Though parents migrated and I have lived in M.P all my life! Fish curry looking yummylicious!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much dear…No I’m not…I’m from Kerala…

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  8. InspiresN says:

    Looks awesome Saumyaa!! love fish curry

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank u so muchโ€‹…Den u must try it..


    1. Thank u so much dear


  9. PriyaPandian says:

    Curry looks so delicious Saumya ๐Ÿ‘ Fish is my all-time favorite. And also the earthern pot will surely give an authentic taste and it’s healthy too. Nice share ๐Ÿ‘โ˜บ๏ธ

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    1. Thank u so much dear..Yes der is a great difference in taste between the curry dats cooked in d earthen pot and in d non stick pan.No other modern cooking methods can possibly beat the taste of fish curry that’s cooked in an earthen pot.

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      1. PriyaPandian says:

        Yeah, absolutely ๐Ÿ‘ You can also use iron skillets. It’s has same nonstick property and an healthier option too.

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        1. Ok..Gud to know abt iron skillets, but other than dosa and ommelet


        2. Gud to know abt iron skillets,but other than dosa and ommelet. .what all dishes can be prepared using iron skillets???

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          1. PriyaPandian says:

            U can prepare every recipe that you prepare with nonstick. I have an iron kadai. With it, I prepare the nonveg as well as veg stirfries and gravy’s. Especially, nonveg stirfries and gravy’s tastes awesome. A little amount of iron content will be definitely included in your daily diet.

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            1. Thanks for sharing this valuable information with me. I’m going to get an iron kadai soon….

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              1. PriyaPandian says:

                That’s great Saumya. Share your experience of using it๐Ÿ‘

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  10. chefkreso says:

    A really lovely dish, and the photos are very nice!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot…Glad u like it…

      Liked by 1 person

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