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Kerala Fish Curry (SPICY)

Kerala Fish Curry (SPICY)

  • Spicy

    Kerala Fish Curry

    • 50 Minutes
    • Serves 3
    • Hard




    Learn how to make spicy Kerala fish curry.
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook time: 20 – 30 minutes
    Serves: 3 to 4 people

    1. Fish ,medium sized pieces-400 to 500 gms
    2. Kashmiri chili powder-2 to 2.5 tbsp(see notes)
    3. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
    4. Coriander powder- 1/2 to 1 tbsp
    5. Fenugreek powder-1/8 tsp
    6. Black pepper powder-1/8 tsp
    7. Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
    8. Shallots,sliced-5 to 6 nos
    9. Ginger,crushed- 1.5 tbsp
    10. Garlic,crushed-1.5 tbsp
    11. Curry leaves-2 sprigs
    12. Kudampuli / Fish tamarind / kokum- 2 to 3 small pieces( soaked in water)
    13. Water-1 to 1.5 cups( or as required)
    14. Salt-to taste


    Combine together kashmiri chili powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder , fenugreek powder ,black pepper powder and few tbsp of water to form a thick paste.Keep aside.

    Heat oil in a pan/manchatti. Gently swirl the pan,to coat the sides of the pan with oil.

    Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Add shallots,ginger,garlic and curry leaves.

    Saute until it turns golden .Reduce the flame to low,add the masala paste,saute for few minutes or until the masala leaves the sides of the pan.

    Add 1 to 1.5 cups of water( depending upon the amount of gravy you require) and mix well.

    Add kudampuli / tamarind and salt to taste.

    Bring it to a boil,over medium heat.Now add the fish pieces and mix well.

    Cover and cook until fish is done.Uncover and cook until the gravy turns thick.Add more curry leaves.

    Remove from heat and keep covered for at least one hour for the flavors to blend in.
    Serve with rice.


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