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Mar 26, 2015

Masala Fish Curry Recipe / Spicy Fish Curry Recipe

I make fish curry differently each time, i like to experiment with it. Most of the time i make fish curry with coconut, since hubby loves his fish curry with coconut in it.. 

Similar Recipes,

Goan Fish Curry
Anchovies Fish Curry
Sardine Fish Curry
Chettinad Fish Curry
Malabar Fish Curry
Mackerel Fish Curry
Village Style Fish Curry
Many More..

This is one fish curry which i made recently and it turned out to be super delicious. I totally loved the look of it. It is spicy, tangy, everything a fish curry should be..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Serves : 4


Oil - 3 tblspn

Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Fish - 300 grams (any white fleshed fish will do)
Onion - 1 medium size chopped finely
Curry leaves a small handful
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Tomatoes - 2 medium size chopped finely
Tamarind - 1 small lemon size
Salt to taste
Water as needed
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp

For Masala:

Oil -1  tblspn
Dry Red Chilli - 8 to 10 or to taste
Coriander Seeds / Malli - 1.5 tblspn
Onion - 1 medium size chopped
Fresh Coconut - 1/2 cup


Soak tamarind in water for 10 mins. Mix well and squeeze the juice alone, set aside.

Heat 1 tblspn oil in a pan, add in onion, dry red chilli and coriander seeds, Roast till golden. Remove this to a blender and add in coconut. Add little water and make it into a fine puree.

Now in the same kadai. Add in mustard seeds and let them pop.

Add in onions and curry leaves, add some turmeric powder as well. Saute this till onions turns light golden.

Now add in tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes turn little mushy.

Add in the ground masala, water and tamarind water.

Bring this whole thing to a good boil, cover and simmer till oil floats on top.

Now add in fish and cook for 10 mins or till the fish is done,

Add in some garam masala powder and mix well.

Serve with hot rice.

Take all your ingredients

These are the ingredients for roasting and grinding

Heat some oil in a pan

Add in onions, dry red chillies and coriander seeds

fry them

Fry till they get golden

remove it to a blender

add in coconut

add little water and make it into a smooth paste

In the same pot, heat some more oil

add in mustard seeds

and lots of curry leaves

add in finely chopped onions

add in turmeric powder

saute till onions turn light golden

add in tomatoes

saute them for few more mins
add in the ground masala

i washed the blender with some water and added that in too

Meanwhile i soaked some tamarind in water, mix
that well and squeeze the liquid
Pour that into the curry

add in some salt

mix well 

cover and simmer till oil separates from the mix

now the curry is done

add in fish pieces

mix well

cook this till the fish is done

now the fish is done

sprinkle some garam masala powder

curry done


Enjoy with hot steaming rice


  1. This sounds so delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


  2. I tried this recipe today and it came out just awesomeee!!!! Could you also please share the recipe for Chicken French?? It would be really appreciated...

  3. Want to replace the dry chillies n dhaniya with powders,can u pls let me know the measurement.

  4. @Lekha V use 2 tblspn of chilli and 2 tblspn of coriander powder

  5. Followed your instructions. Luckily I had all the ingredients. The result is awesome! A million thank yous!

  6. This sounds like a really lovely recipe, can't wait to try! I just want to know which is the best fish to use for this? It mentions white fleshed fish so would something like cod or haddock do? Thanks.


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