Traditional kerala style fish curry

Main Dish
6 servings
10 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 6

Ingredients :

2 lbs. cat fish, cut into 2" pieces lengthwise

2 tsp red chili powder

1/2 tsp black pepper powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 cup Shallot , chopped lengthwise

1/4 cup onion, chopped

2 tsp ginger , minced

24 garlic cloves (small), Use less in no. if using larger cloves

4 green chilies, slit lengthwise

2 tsp vinegar / lemon juice

Salt, to taste

Ingredients for seasoning (tadka in Indian terms)

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tbsp shallot , chopped

6 garlic cloves (small) , minced ; Use less in no.if using larger cloves

4 whole red chilies, chopped into small pieces

5-6 curry leaves

2 tbsp Oil


  • Preparation :
    Wash the fish thoroughly and cut into 2" pieces , lengthwise.In a deep skillet, add all the above ingredients with 2 cups of water, except the ones for seasoning .Add fish to it and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until the gravy comes to a thicker consistency.For seasoning (tadka), heat 2 tbsp of oil in a non stick skillet , add mustard seeds, when it starts to sputter, add garlic , shallot , chopped red chilies and curry leaves, fry well.Now add the seasoning on top of the curry and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes.
    Serve hot with Rice.




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