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Fish Curry South Indian Style

Sarah & Safiyah
How to make fish curry in a delicious coconut sauce!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • Pot hollow enough to hold gravy
  • Standard Blender


  • 1 kg fish
  • 1 cup coconut shredded
  • 3 medium onions finely chopped
  • 2 big tomatoes
  • 6-7 garlic cloves
  • 1 green chili sliced into half
  • 1 small lemon sized tamarind soaked in hot water for 5 minutes
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin or jeera powder
  • 1 tsp cumin or jeera seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander for garnish


  • In a mixer, add coconut, 2 onions, tomatoes, garlic and blend to make a fine paste
  • In a pot, add oil, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, onion, and green chili and sauté till the onions become translucent
  • Then add chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, and salt
  • Add the coconut paste to the pot and mix well
  • Let it cook on low flame for 15 minutes
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl add tamarind in hot water and squeeze it to remove its juice in the water
  • Add the tamarind water to the curry and let it cook for around 30 minutes
  • When the mixture reduces to half, add fish and cook for 15 minutes
  • Garnish with coriander and serve hot with rice
Keyword Fish Recipes, Seafood