Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fish Curry

Fish Curry 5
Ingredients(Serves 4):
Fish                              --    ½ kg
Onions/Shallots     --    ½ cup chopped(I always prefer shallots)
Garlic                          --    3 - 4  big cloves
Ginger                         --    1 big piece
Green chillies           --    2 - 3
Tomato                       --    1 medium
Turmeric powder   --    ¼ tsp + a pinch
Chilly powder          --    2 tsp
Tamarind                   --    a small ball (size as that of a walnut)
Ground coconut      --    ¼ cup
Mustard seed & curry leaves     --   For garnishing
Oil                                  --    3 tbsp (Preferably coconut oil)
Salt                               --    to taste
Preparation of Fish Curry:
Soak the tamarind ball in 2 cups of water. Clean the fish, cut into small pieces and keep it aside.
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add the finely chopped ginger,garlic and green chillies. Saute until the raw smell goes off and add the chopped onions.Saute until they are translucent and then add the chopped tomatoes. Saute until the tomatoes are squishy.
Fish Curry 1    Fish Curry 2
Meanwhile squeeze out the pulp/juice from the tamarind. Add more water, around half a cup, to squeeze out the juice, if required. Also grind the coconut with a pinch of turmeric powder. You should grind it into a smooth paste.
Add salt,turmeric powder and chilly powder to the onion-tomato mix and saute for a minute. Add the strained tamarind juice and let it boil. You can add more water depending upon the gravy required.
Add the fish and let the fish cook on a low flame. When the fish is half cooked add the ground coconut. Mix carefully making sure that you do not break the fish pieces. To be on a safer side, you can add the ground coconut before adding the fish. I do it both the ways depending upon the fish.
 Fish Curry 3    Fish Curry 4
Fry the mustard seeds and the curry leaves in another pan and add it to the curry once the fish is completely cooked. Serve hot with rice.
Fish Curry 6
This goes well with dosa/idly too.


  1. Wow..that's a yummy curry..I usually prepare it in the same way except that I don't add tomatoes..lovely clicks too!

  2. Nice recipe.. A welcome change from the usual fish curry

  3. Yummy curry, very tempting and I feel hungry seeing this :)

  4. Slurp, mouthwatering here..give me that bowl, feel like having with some rice..

  5. Dear Nitha
    I am slowly getting addicted to southern fish recipes and this one I like, the method of cooking and the detailing you have given, Let me see what types of fish I have in the freeze and will get going soon, (without grating my palm along with the coconut ha ha)
    Have a nice day

  6. now tht is a gravy i wouldnt mind havin

  7. wow dear curry is sooo temptg....i too love it with rice

  8. looks super fab..I ve added this to my must try folder..:P

    Tasty Appetite

  9. amma undakkunna fish curryyude taste vaayil vannu.. :) too gud.. recipe is bookmarked :)

  10. Very delicious and tempting recipe.. looks absolutely delicious.. thanks for sharing !

  11. Finger licking fish curry here . Very different kind of curry from what we make at home. Perfect to have this with rice

    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. The curry looks too damn delicious, spicy & mouthwatering!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. wow!!! looks delicious and perfect :)

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  14. Super aayittundu...missing moms fish curry...

  15. Delicious fish curry,loved this recipe,adipoli aayitundu,will give this a try

  16. Sounds n looks so flavorful n aromatic!
    US Masala

  17. A last pic kandittu kannedukkan thonnunilla...kalakkiittunde!! Simply delicious flavors!

  18. Mouthwatering fish curry!! Adipoli!

  19. yummy n perfect fish curry!!looks delicious!

  20. nice clicks and wonderful presentation..

  21. Looks delicious, great presentation too..

  22. This looks enticing..will try the same next time :)

  23. wow..adipoli fish curry....kandittu vayiloode kappal oodunnu,,,:)

  24. Delicious looking curry...love your presentation :)

  25. Wow what a mouthwatering fish curry,looks so delicious and excellent presentation.