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.

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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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