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Kerala Fish Curry

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King Fish or
(Salmon or Mahi Mahi) – 1 kg
Chili powder – two tablespoonful
Turmeric powder – half teaspoonful
Fenugreek – half teaspoonful
Mustard seeds – one tea spoonful
Red onions – 4 cut pieces
Garlic – 3
Ginger – 4 pieces
Coconut oil – 1/4 cup
Curry leaves – 10 stems
Salt – As required

In a frying pan, heat about a quarter of a cup of coconut oil or vegetable oil until the oil is hot enough to break a few mustard seeds in this oil.
Now add the chopped onions, few curry leaves and split green chilies and stir fry.
To this add a mixture of turmeric, chilli powder, water and cook. When the oil begins to clear add the remaining spices previously ground, half a cup of `tamarind water’ and sufficient additional water to make enough gravy Cook until the gravy is thick. Put this aside.
In a separate large frying pan, prepare a bed of curry leaves. Arrange the pieces of fish on this bed. Pour the previously prepared gravy over this, The pieces of fish should be completely covered.
Add the remaining curry leaves and tamarind, cover with a lid and cook slowly. Do not stir, if necessary you can lift the frying pan by it’s handle and give it a gentle rotating or rocking motion during cooking to spread the gravy evenly.
Stop cooking when the fish pieces are cooked sufficiently and the gravy is thick.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.


lijo March 23, 2013 - 1:40 am

It is good but.kerala fish curry is used to make coconut paste

Parag July 17, 2009 - 1:46 am

it seems good keralian fish dish, but i think no where coconut is used in it surprising….

Piyush April 19, 2008 - 9:53 am

good true kerala fish curry.


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