Quick Goan Fish Curry

This is a brilliant week day Keto dinner, you get a meal with so much flavour and it takes all of 15 minutes. I like to use white fish like cod and haddock for this, as it only needs minutes to cook. If you’re not a fan of fish some grilled chicken would make a great substitute.

What’s great here is the richness of coconut milk with the delicate flesh of the fish. I’ve kept the ingredients list to a minimum to speed up the prep here, especially the spices. I use Garam Masala powder in this which is a common spice blend from India rather than assembling a dozen or so different spices myself.

Blitzing the ingredients in a blender before frying really cuts down the prep time. Done like that I can get this meal prepped and on the table in about 12 minutes!

I’ll often eat a dish like this on it’s own if i’m feeling lazy but some quick cauliflower rice goes great with this.

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Quick Keto Goan Fish Curry

Lorcan Connor
A super simple fish curry ideal for a weekday dinner
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2
Calories 520 kcal


  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 3 cm ginger finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli deseeded
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 15 oz full fat coconut milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 lime juice only
  • ½ bunch cilantro roughly chopped
  • 0.7 lb cod or other white fish chopped into large chunks


  • Heat coconut oil to medium heat in pan
  • Put garlic, ginger, chilli and tomatoes in blender and blitz until smooth
  • Fry the onion in oil for 2 minutes until translucent, stirring regularly
  • Sprinkle in the spices and fry for 30 seconds
  • Add in the blitzed ingredients, fry for 3 minutes
  • Add in the coconut oil and salt and raise the heat to bring to a boil
  • Add in the fish and bring to a simmer. Cook for 3 minutes or until just cooked through
  • Stir in the lime juice and most of the cilantro, reserving some to garnish
  • serve with cauliflower rice or on it's own for more of a fish stew


Serving: 1gramsCalories: 520kcal
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2 thoughts on “Quick Goan Fish Curry”

  1. This looks like a great recipe! I was wondering what kind of green chili you used – I live in the Central Valley of California and we have so many varieties. Is it like a jalapeno or a more mild chili?

    • Hi Becca, thanks for checking out our recipe!

      I’m in the UK using standard green chilis (we don’t get the great variety you get over there, I’m jealous!)

      I’d say it’s a medium hot, closer to Jalapeno than a mild chili, I like there to be a bit of a kick!


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