Malabar Fish Curry

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Malabar Fish Curry is a very popular dish from the state of Kerala. A traditional dish of Malabar cuisine, this dish has a distinctive taste with the tamarind and coconut giving it its unique flavour .

This is one of the easiest dish to prepare and goes well with hot, steamed rice.

Commonly touted as a lazy man’s dish, this is perfect for those hot summer days when you feel like lounging in the cool evening breeze enjoying the warm, relaxed end to the day.

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The dish is also perfect for any occasion and any time.

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Malabar Fish Curry Recipe

A popular and delicious fish curry from the coastal region of Kerala
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala

Ingredients for Malabar Fish Curry

  • 100 g Vanjaram Fish (Seer Fish Fillets)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 50 g Coconut grated
  • 2 Green Chillies small
  • 1/2 inch Ginger peeled
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 cup Tamarind Extract
  • 2 tblsp Sambar Onions (Shallots) finely chopped
  • as per taste Salt

For Tempering:

  • 1 tblsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli
  • few Curry Leaves

How to make Malabar Fish Curry

  • Grind the coconut and turmeric powder with little water to a fine paste.
  • Combine the tamarind extract, red chilli powder, ginger, salt and green chillies in a pan.
  • Add the ground coconut paste and mix well.
  • Place the pan over medium flame.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add the fish and salt.
  • Cook for a few minutes or until the mixture starts to thicken.
  • Fry the tempering ingredients in coconut oil and add to the fish.
  • Add the onions and stir gently.
  • Remove after a minute.
  • Serve hot with rice.

 

 

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