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<span lang ="en">Kerala Fish Curry</span>

Kerala Fish Curry

Radha K Krishnan
Fish Curry is an indispensable part of Kerala cuisine. No meal is complete without the Fish curry. It can be made with or without coconut. Here I am giving you the version without coconut. Fish curry can be made using different methods. You can use any kind of fish like Mackarel (Ayila), Sardines (Mathi), Seer Fish (NeyMeen).
Course Main Course
Cuisine South Indian
Non Vegeterian Sea Food
Servings People People
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes



  1. Heat Oil in a pan.
  2. Add mustard seeds and splutter.
  3. Add Fenugreek Seeds and fry till brown.
  4. Add green chillies and ginger.
  5. Add Shallots and curry Leaves and fry till the shallots turns reddish brown.
  6. In a bowl add red chilly powder, Coriander powder, Turmeric Powder.
  7. Add water and mix well till it becomes a little loose consistency.
  8. Add this to the seasoning.
  9. Cook till the color of the mixture becomes a deep red.
  10. Add the Kokum with the water.
  11. Allow it to boil.
  12. Add the fish pieces and cover with a lid.
  13. Cook till the fish becomes tender and cooks well.
  14. Adjust salt and add some more coconut oil on top.
  15. Remove from flame.
  16. Keep covered and cool.

Recipe Notes

You can use any kind of fish like Mackarel (Ayila), Sardines (Mathi), Seer Fish (NeyMeen). The curry will taste equally good. I used seer fish in this recipe.