Kerala style Fish curry

Kerala fish curry

Why you should make this recipe:

Traditional food from Kerala is very delicious. This fish curry is one such recipe. Nothing beats Kerala fish curry with Malabar tamarind. It has a very appealing taste and is slightly tangy, Adding shallots & curry leaves gives a very authentic& refined taste. Also coconut oil makes this fish curry  flavour pop.  This curry is best served with Steamed rice or mashed tapioca


  • Fish – 1 kg
  • Shallots – 6 no’s
  • Chopped ginger – 1 tbsp
  • Chopped garlic – 1 tbsp
  • Kudam puli – 4 pcs
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Coconut oil – 4 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder – 4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Water – as required


  •  Clean and cut the fish
  • In a vessel add coconut oil and mustard seeds
  • Add curry leaves, shallots, ginger and  garlic. Sauté well
  • Add chilli powder, turmeric powder & fenugreek..
  • Add required amount of water, salt & kodum puli.
  • Add fish & boil .
  • After it boils,  keep it on a slow flame, cover with lid & cook for 30 minutes..
  • Serve with rice or tapioca

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