Spicy Coconut Fish Curry

Fish cooked with raw coconut and spices.

Category : Seafood
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Serving :4
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Cusine Type : Kerala


Fish 1/2 kg
Shredded coconut1/2 cup
Red chilly powder 11/2 tbsp
Ginger(chopped) 1 tsp
Garlic(chopped) 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder 1/4 tsp
Fish tamarind(Kudam puli) 2 pieces
Small onions 3
Green chillies 4
Coconut oil 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Curry leaves 2 stems
Water as required
Salt as needed


1.Cut fish into small pieces.

2.Take 1/2 cup of water in a vessel and add the kudam puli for 5-10 minutes.

3.Grind together shredded coconut, chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, ginger, garlic and a small onion, into a smooth paste along with a little water.

4.Heat a vessel and add the above ground masala, fish tamarind, green chillies, enough water and salt.

5.Add cleaned fish when it is boiled.

6.Cover and simmer, until the fish is cooked through and tender.

7.Heat oil in a small frying pan.

8.Splutter mustard seeds.

10.Add the curry leaves and chopped small onions and fry, till they turn brown in colour.

11.Pour this into the cooked fish curry.

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Tips of the day
To remove smell from fish, rub it with salt and vinegar. Leave it for an hour and wash it thoroughly.