Sunday, February 17, 2013

Malabar Fish Curry–Amma’s Special

Fish Curry 6
Ingredients: (Serves 5 - 6)
Fish                              --    1 lb
Onions/Shallots     --    ½ cup chopped(I always prefer shallots)
Garlic                          --    3 - 4  big cloves
Ginger                         --    1 big piece
Green chillies           --    3 - 4
Tomato                       --    1 medium
Turmeric powder   --    ¼ tsp
Chilly powder          --    2 tsp
Kokum/Kudampuli  --    3 - 4 small pieces(You can see the size of a piece in the pic)
Ground coconut     --    ½ cup
Curry leaves             --   For garnishing
Oil                                 --    2 tbsp (Preferably coconut oil)
Salt                               --    to taste
Fish Curry 7
Preparation of Fish Curry:
Soak the kudam puli in 2 cups of water. Clean the fish, cut into small pieces and keep it aside.
Fish Curry 2
Take a clay pot and add the finely chopped shallots,ginger,garlic,green chillies, tomato, turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt, kudampuli and coconut oil. Mix it well, preferably with hand, so that they are well mixed. Add the water in which the puli was soaked. Keep it on a low flame and let it boil. Once boiled, let it simmer until the gravy is slightly thick.

Fish Curry 1
Add the fish pieces and let it cook until done. Add the ground coconut and let it boil. Garnish with curry leaves and close it with a lid.

Fish Curry 3
Serve hot with rice.

Fish Curry 5

Recipe Courtesy: Amma  


  1. If its amma`s special..its got to be the best!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. Fish curry looks absolutely divine.

  3. delicious and flavourful gravy... yummy..

  4. Looks perfect and yum ..drooling here