Smelt fish curry

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Smelt fish-2 libras

Tamarind-Lemon size

Chilli powder-1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Oil-2 teaspoons

Curry leaves few

Jaggery -1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric little pinch

Coriander few to Garnish


  • First we have to extract the thick pulp from the tamarind. We have to soak the tamarind in water for 10 minutes so that we can extract easily.
  • Take thick pulp from the tamarind and keep it aside. Place the pan and heat it when it gets heat add the oil and heat it.
  • Add the chopped onions and turmeric and mix well and fry until it changes to light brown.
  • To this add the curry leaves,chilli powder, salt, jaggery and tamarind pulp and make it boil.
  • When it starts boiling add the cleaned fish and make it cook. Dont mix it becuse it may get scatterd.
  • Cook until it gets together and thick. Do not cover with lid . When all the water gets evaporated switch off the heat and transfer to serving bowl.
  • Finally garnish with the chopped coriander. Serve hot with steamed rice.


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