Gholichi Hirvi Aamti is a fish curry from Maharashtra made using a green masala. On searching, you will find different recipes for this fish curry, but the one presented here is from a specific community and makes use of their special Sunday Masala too, apart from the green paste.
Ghol, or Protonibea diacanthus, commonly known as the blackspotted croaker, is a species of fish native to the Indo-Pacific region. An exotic specimen, it is considered to be one of the finest and most expensive variety of the marine fish (info sourced from the net). Again, there’s another name which I found on the net for this fish which is ‘Jew Fish’.

For some more dishes made from fish, do take a look at the following recipes too..

  1. Sungta Aambat Aani Bhajilli Sungta
  2. Khekdyaache Kaalvan
  3. Mori Aambat
  4. Mori Vadey
  5. Baangdya Huggae
  6. Tisryaache Kaalvan
  7. Tisrya Vadey
  8. Paapletaa Aambat
  9. Bhajille Paaplet

Here’s the recipe for the delicious Gholichi Hirvi Aamti….

Prep Time : 25 min

Cooking Time : 15 min

Serves : 5

Cup Used : 200 ml


  • 15 pieces Ghol Fish… 3″ each (Jew fish)
  • 1 cup Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 1 1/4 cup Corriander Leaves
  • 3-4 Green Chillies… To be adjusted as per preference
  • 9-10 Medium Garlic Cloves
  • 1 1/4 tsp Tamarind
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Sunday Masala/Homemade Masala
  • Salt To Taste
  • Water As Required
  • 2 1/2 tbs Oil


  1. To make Gholichi Hirvi Aamti, wash very well the ghol fish pieces and set aside.
  2. Grind together the coconut, corriander leaves, green chillies, tamarind and garlic cloves using water as required to get a smooth paste.
  3. Transfer it to the colander in which the curry is to be cooked.
  4. Add salt and some water to get a slightly medium thin gravy.
  5. Mix and add the turmeric powder and sunday masala in the centre over the gravy. Do not stir.
  6. Pour the oil exactly over the masala and then mix it. The oil blends with the masala if done in this manner.
  7. Add the fish pieces and salt to taste and give it a light stir. Heat the curry and bring it to a boil.
  8. Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for about 6 minutes for the coconut to cook well.
  9. Switch off the flame and serve this delicious Gholichi Hirvi Aamti with hot steamed rice and some fish fry by the side.

Pictures depicting the cooking process :

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃

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