Pearl Spot curry is another authentic Goan fish curry. Pearl Spot is known as "Kalundar" in Goa and "Karimeen" in Kerala. It is a freshwater fish, but it is also found in salty waters. As you might have seen before that my blog specializes in Goan food, I want to make this blog the best platform to keep the Goan tradition alive. I also want to show the world little more about Goan cuisine. But that does not mean that I won't try other cuisines. We are all here to learn and to share.
I want to share a story with you all as to how I started eating Pearl Spot. I am very choosy with the fish that I eat. But there is a story why I stated eating this fish. Soon after I delivered my baby, my baby fell sick and was admitted in NICU within 15 days after birth. That was the most taxing moment for me and my Mom. I had to be in hospital after my C-section to look after my kid and to feed her and my Mom was there to take care of me. We used to not get any food in hospital. There was only one canteen and the food there was pathetic and I was forced to eat there as I was feeding my baby.
The hospitals in Goa are not like hospitals in metros where there are good canteens. In Goa, if anyone gets admitted in hospital, some or other person send them food. For 6-7 days I survived on the pathetic canteen food and at nights my dad used to travel for 45 Kms and get some parcel for me. But on the 8th day one of my aunt heard that we were in hospital close to her house and first thing was that she came to the hospital with yummy home-made food. She brought this Goan Pearl Spot curry for me and I really loved it. I was craving for fish curry and my aunt knew what I love the most.
In this post I want to thank my aunt for sending me yummy food and to my dear uncle who saved my little one by taking special care of her in NICU. I also want to thank my parents and brother who were there with me during this time.
Meanwhile you can browse through the various fish curry recipes and other fish recipes from my blog. Serve this fish curry with fried fish, rice, fish dry curry, salad, sol kadhi and have a nice Goan meal.FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest