Recipe: Goan Halibut Curry by Vij’s Railway Express Food Truck



Vij’s Railway Express food truck seems to be parked in the neighborhood more often lately. Find out when they’re going to visit Kitsilano by following Vij’s on Twitter.  I haven’t exactly jumped on the food truck bandwagon (I am not quite sold), but I  will admit that I couldn’t stop thinking about a halibut curry I had from Vij’s Railway Express food truck. It was one of those dishes I knew my whole family would love, so I was thrilled to get my hands on the recipe. Drop by the truck to try it for yourself or whip up your own version at home.

Goan Halibut Curry by Vij’s Railway Express

• 1 tbsp canola oil
• 454 g halibut, skin removed, sliced (with the grain) 1/2 in. thick
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1 onion, finely chopped
• 2 serrano peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
• 1 tsp cumin seeds
• 1 tsp garam masala
• 1 tsp ground coriander
• 1 tomato, chopped
• 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
• 6 or 7 fresh curry leaves
• 1 1/4 cups coconut milk
• 1/4 cup chopped cilantro.


Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add 2 tsp oil. Season halibut with 1/4 tsp salt and cook until golden, 2 min per side. Transfer to plate.

Add remaining 1 tsp oil and onion to pan. Cook until golden, about 2 min. Add peppers and spices. Stir until onion is well coated. Add tomato and stir often until almost soft, 2 min. Add vinegar, curry leaves and coconut milk.

Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until sauce thickens, about 5 min. Season with remaining salt. Return halibut and any juices to sauce and continue cooking until heated through, 2 more min. Garnish with cilantro and serve over rice.

Recipe courtesy of Vij’s Railway Express. Publishing credit to:

Image credit: Roberto Caruso,

Last modified: July 2, 2013

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