Malabar Fish Curry Recipe


100 gms seer fish
50 gms grated coconut
¼ inch ginger
½ cup tamarind extract
1 tsp Catch salt
¼ tsp turmeric powder
2 small green chilies
½ tsp Catch red chili powder
2 tbsp finely chopped shallots

For toppings:
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 red chili
¼ tsp mustard seeds
1 handful curry leaves

Accompaniments with Malabar Fish Curry:

  • Rice
  • Roti/Paratha
  • Onions


  1. Grind the coconut and turmeric powder with little water to form a fine paste.
  1. Combine the tamarind extract, Catch red chili powder, ginger, Catch salt and green chilies in a pan.
  1. Add the ground coconut paste and mix well. Place the pan over medium flame.
  1. Simmer for 2 minutes. Add the fish and Catch salt.
  1. Cook for a few minutes till the mixture starts to thicken. Fry the tempering ingredients in coconut oil and add to the fish.
  1. Add the onions and stir gently. Remove after a minute.
  1. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes/Suggestions:

  • Alter the seasoning as per your taste.

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