Fish Balchao | How to make Fish Balchao

By Radhika Khandelwal  |  27th Jul 2015  |  
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About Fish Balchao Recipe

Another superb Goan fish curry for all the fish lovers out there!

Fish Balchao is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Fish Balchao in your kitchen. This recipe requires few minutes for preparation and 60 minutes to cook. The Fish Balchao by Radhika Khandelwal has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Fish Balchao at home without any difficulty. Fish Balchao is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Fish Balchao would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Fish Balchao this weekend. Share your Fish Balchao cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Radhika Khandelwal for inputs. In case you have any queries for Fish Balchao you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Radhika Khandelwal. You can also rate the Fish Balchao and give feedback.

Fish Balchao

Ingredients to make Fish Balchao

  • A Kingfish or any other firm white-fleshed fish
  • 1 onion
  • oil for shallow frying
  • 20 dried Red chillies
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 inch piece turmeric (or 1/2 tsp grounded)
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 inch piece of cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped
  • salt to taste

How to make Fish Balchao

  1. Marinate the fish with salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and ginger garlic paste for 15-20 mins
  2. Grind red chillies, pepper,turmeric, cloves,coriander seeds and vinegar together.
  3. Heat oil in the pan and saute onions till brown.
  4. Add tomatoes and cook till the oil separates.
  5. Add the prepared paste in the pan and cook for 5 mins.
  6. Then add fish and coconut oil. Cook it for 7-10 mins on low flame.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it with rice or malabar parantha.

Reviews for Fish Balchao (3)

Rupsha Dash6 months ago

nice pics of fish and your recipe is to good

suraj shahi2 years ago


Maitreyee Majumder2 years ago

instead giving vineger add curd peste