Friday, January 28, 2011

Fish Curry in Coconut Gravy

A very delicious fish curry which serves as a fine combination with rice as a main curry, with puttu, dosa, appam and plain bread!

  1. Fish- 1/2 kg
  2. Tomato- 1, sliced
  3. Onion- 1 large, thinly sliced
  4. Green chillies- 2, slit
  5. Garlic- 4 pods, chopped
  6. Mustard seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
  7. Red chilly powder- 3-4 teaspoon
  8. Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
  9. Coconut,grated- 1 cup
  10. Curry leaves- A handful
  11. Tamarind paste(thick)- 3/4 teaspoon
  12. Water- as required
  13. Oil- 1 tablespoon


  1.  Marinate the cleaned fish with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and 1 teaspoon each of salt and red chilly powder and keep aside.
  2. Meanwhile heat oil in a pan, add onion(Keep 1 teaspoon of onions, cubed aside), garlic and saute till soft.
  3. Add the green chillies, tomatoes and saute
  4. Add the remaining chilly powder,turmeric powder,salt,cover and cook for 5 mins.
  5. Meanwhile Grind the grated coconut with little water to a very fine paste.
  6. Add the ground paste along with turmeric paste to the boiling onion base,stir well.
  7. Add the marinated fishes and mix well.Add water if required
  8. Check for the salt requirements and add more if required.
  9. Throw in the curry leaves.
  10. Cook covered in low flame for 10 mins.
  11. Saute the cubed onions till dark brown
  12. Add them to the curry and mix well.
  13. Remove from fire and move onto a serving bowl.
Serve with rice. Check for the spice and tamarind requirements and add more to suit your taste.

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