How to prepare Authentic Kerala Style Fish Curry? Here is a recipe with ingredients and directions to prepare Authentic Kerala Style Fish Curry. Raaga, who submitted this recipe, categorises the difficulty level of this recipe as hard to prepare.

Recipe Submitted By : Raaga
Submitted on : 25/09/12
Serves : 4
Difficulty : Medium
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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Visitor Comments

  • gretta
    By gretta on Oct 8, 2012 4:44 PM IST

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

  • Chets
    By Chets on Nov 28, 2012 10:22 PM IST

    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
    By Sush on Dec 3, 2012 3:24 PM IST

    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
    By anju on Jan 8, 2013 11:56 AM IST


  • maithili
    By maithili on Jul 5, 2013 2:31 PM IST

    interesting recipe. Thanks.

    One qtn: Do you use coconut oil for frying?

  • Niky
    By Niky on Jul 6, 2013 11:36 AM IST

    It's awesome!! Thnxs :)

  • vish
    By vish on Dec 18, 2013 8:42 PM IST

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

  • shshridharan.D.
    By shshridharan.D. on Nov 20, 2014 10:03 AM IST

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