Mangalore Curry with Kosambari

5/5 from 7 Customers

In the fish curries of this region a souring agent is always added - in this case, kokum, a mangosteen fruit that’s been salted and dried and gives a lovely subtle fruity acidity to the sauce.

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This curry is from Mangalore on the rugged west coast of India where seafood, coconut and rice are the staple foods. In the fish curries of the region a souring agent is always added - in this recipe we're using kokum, a mangosteen fruit that’s been salted and dried and gives a lovely subtle fruity acidity to the sauce. The curry is delicious served here with rice and a fresh, crunchy salad known as kosambari.


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20 minutes

35 minutes



Serves 4


Low Effort

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Green Veg



Veggie Friendly

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MANGALORE MASALA: Toasted (coriander, brown MUSTARD, fennel, cumin, black pepper), MUSTARD powder, fenugreek, chilli, turmeric
WHOLE SPICES: Kokum, curry leaves
KOSAMBARI SPICES: Brown MUSTARD seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida

Allergens are listed in CAPITALS. May contain traces of celery and sesame

  • 500g firm-fleshed fish fillets, diced chicken or 1 medium cauliflower for a veg version
  • 3 medium tomatoes 
  • 4 cloves of garlic 
  • Fresh ginger 
  • ½ small white cabbage
  • 1 lime or lemon
  • 400ml full fat coconut milk 
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree 
  • Rice for 4 to serve
  • Large lidded pan
  • Small pan
  • Blender
  • Mixing bowl

Product Rating (7):


Mangalore fish curry with kosambari salad

That's one of our favourites here Lewis - so simple to make but great flavours. Glad you enjoyed it!


Really tasty and so easy to make with readily available ingredients. I love the fact alternatives are suggested so you can have it with meat or vegetarian. I can’t wait to cook it again!

Fantastic! Happy spicing!


If I could give it 10/5 I would. Blooming gorgeous the Kosambari was a complete and lovely surprise. We both loved it. Added curried chickpeas for me and rice for Mr. So easy too

Wow, 10/5! We're so happy to hear how much you loved this dish - and that the fresh, crunchy Kosambari went down a treat. It looks like you did a brilliant job, and the addition of curried chickpeas sounds delicious too!


Marvellous Monkfish Mangalore. Beautiful curry. We did the sauce then divided it into two and made a monkfish one and a chicken one. Sides of Bombay potatoes and lemon rice.

This looks delicious! Great job adapting the recipe to make 2 different versions. We're so happy to hear that they both went down a treat!


Excellent service


Amazing product and fast delivery. I love the Spicery - food always turns out well and these kits become staples of my meal rotation!


Recipes amazing Fast delivery Easy to follow Taste good Great variety

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