Chepa Sana Koora- Fish Roe Curry

The eggs found in a fish are called as Fish roe, they are found in sacs with millions of tiny eggs inside.My grandparents being from a coastal region this is a recipe that has been carried down in the family.We were to cut fish at culinary school and we all found fish roe in the fish and so I brought it home to make this dish.


2 medium Onions diced
2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
6-8 green chili minced
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
2 teaspoons red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
Salt -to taste
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 sprigs curry leaves
3 tablespoons oil
4 sacs of Fish Roe(approximately 500 gms)

1. Heat oil in a pan add onion and turmeric and green chili and saute till translucent

2. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 1-2 minutes on medium flame. Add curry leaves, tomato paste, coconut and spice powders and saute 3-4 more minutes till oil oozes out.

3. Add the fish roe and mix well. Sprinkle little water, cover with a lid and cook for about 10-15 minutes on a medium- low flame until done.Adjust spices to your taste.

Fish Roe will feel dry so this recipe does require some oil.
The spices help take away the fishy smell from the dish, do adjust spices to your taste level.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: