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Below is a recipe on how to make fish curry the “Kerala” way:


  •  400 grams fish pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger 2 tbsp tamarind pulp
  •  1/2 cup coconut milk
  •  1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp soaked rice
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt To Taste


  • Apply salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder to the fish pieces and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  •  Lightly roast cumin and coriander seeds. Mix with dry red chillies, soaked rice and grated coconut.
  • Grind it to a smooth paste. Soak tamarind in half a cup of hot water. Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add chopped onions and chopped ginger. Cook on a high flame till onions are golden brown. Stir in fish pieces and add 2 cups of water.
  • Bring it to a boil. Stir in coconut and spice paste. Mash tamarind dissolved in water to make a pulp.
  • Strain and add to the gravy. Simmer for 2 minutes and finish with coconut milk.
  • Add fish pieces and cook on a medium flame for 7-8 minutes or till the fish is done.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with basmati rice.