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Fish Roe (Gaboli) Curry

It's rare to find fish with its roe intact in a place like Mumbai. In all likelihood, it disappears mysteriously if you are ignorant about fish and if it is carrying eggs or not. And if you're dealing with a dishonest fish vendor, you may never have the luxury of eating some good fish or fish roe. After a very long time, we had the sheer pleasure of enjoying this dish because the roe was huge and my Mum decided to make a curry out of it. This is a Hilsa/ Bhing fish roe. It was massive as you can see below. Want this recipe? Scroll down quick!


  • 2 Roe, large

  • 1 Tomato, large

  • 2 Onions, medium

  • 2 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste,

  • 1 Green Chilli

  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder

  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder

  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder

  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder

  • 1/2 tsp Pepper Powder

  • 1/2 cup thick Coconut Milk

  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds (Saunf)

To Garnish:

  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder

  • Few sprigs Coriander Leaves


- Marinate roe with salt for half an hour.

- Heat little oil and shallow fry the whole roe.

- Add half cup water and boil on medium flame till dry. Remove and set aside.

- When cool slice into 1/2" to 1" pieces.

- In same pan add little oil and 1/2 tsp fennel seeds.

- When they splutter, add onions and sauté till light brown.

- Add green chilli and ginger garlic paste and sauté.

- Add all powders and sauté.

- Add 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce flame.

- Add sliced roe and mix gently. Add salt to taste and coconut milk and simmer for 10 mins. Garnish with garam masala powder and coriander. yummm!! Enjoy!

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