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Recipe Submitted By : Raaga
Serves : 4
Difficulty : Medium
Comments : Nil
Preparation Time : 25 Minutes


Well cooked fish in spicy and delicious tamarind and cocunut gravy.



Fish (King Fish/Ney meen/Vanjiram) – 500 gms
Tamarind – one big lemon size
Mustard – 1 tsp
Fenugreek – half tsp
Garlic pods – 6
Ginger – one medium piece
Green chillies – 5
Onion – big – 1
Curry Leaves – a few
Turmeric powder – half tsp
Chilli powder – 3 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Cocunut – one half of a small one
Oil – 2 tbsp
Salt – to taste


Clean and cut fish into half inch thick slices. Soak tamarind in water for half an hour, squeeze the juice out and keep aside. Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard and fenugreek seeds, add finely chopped ginger and garlic and sauté for a minute. Now add curry leaves and then green chillies and onion both cut into lengthy strips and fry for a minute. Add turmeric, chilli and coriander powders and sauté for a minute. Add tamarind juice and salt. Let the mixture boil for about 5 mins. Add the fish pieces and cook for 5 – 6 mins. Finally add the coconut paste, adjust salt and let it just come to a boil and switch off the stove. Your yummy fish curry is now ready, serve it hot!

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gretta#1Oct 08, 2012 4:10 pm

I cooked it. It was fantastic.Thanks a lot.

Chets#2Nov 28, 2012 10:11 pm

Hi thanks for the recipe... only thing i am missing is when does the water if any go in? or is this a dry dish?

Sush#3Dec 03, 2012 3:12 pm

Hi Chets,

Most of the water goes in to the dish along with the tamarind juice and the coconut paste. There wont be any need to add extra water, though you can if there is a need to adjust the consistency. I hope you enjoy the dish!

anju#4Jan 08, 2013 11:01 am


maithili#5Jul 05, 2013 2:07 pm

interesting recipe. Thanks.
One qtn: Do you use coconut oil for frying?

Niky#6Jul 06, 2013 11:07 am

It's awesome!! Thnxs :)

vish#7Dec 18, 2013 8:12 pm

Sounds n looks good, let me try will give u the first hand report. Thanks neways

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