Apr 18, 2015

Fish Head Curry Recipe

I never thought that i will make a curry entirely with fish head. Normally i throw it away, but one day hubby told me that fish head makes a tasty curry and it adds flavour to fish curry. So i decided to give it a try and i made a simple curry using it and guess what, everyone love it..

Similar Recipes,
Prawn Curry
Village Style Fish Curry
Fish Molee
Onion Fish Curry
Ajwain Fish Curry

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

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 to 40 mins
Serves : 4


Fish Head - 4
Gingelly Oil - 5 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds / Methi / Vendayam - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves a handful
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 10 finely chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Tomatoes - 1 medium size chopped finely
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coconut  - 1/2 cup made into fine paste
Tamarind - 2 to 3 tblspn


Heat oil in a pan, add in mustard, fenugreek and curry leaves. 

Add in onions and saute till light golden.

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.

Add in tomatoes and cook till it gets mushy.

Add in spice powders and salt and mix well.

Add in tamarind pulp and cook till oil separates.

Add in water and bring it to a boil.

Add in fish head, cover and simmer till fish is half cooked.

Add in coconut paste and mix well. Cover and simmer till oil separates.


Take all your ingredients

Clean and wash your fish heads

Chop up some shallots and tomatoes

Heat oil in a pot

Add in mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds

in goes some curry leaves

add in shallots

saute for few mins

add in ginger garlic paste

add in some tomatoes

mix well and cook till it gets mushy

Add in chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder

mix well

add in some salt

add in thick tamarind pulp

mix well

saute till oil separates

pour in water

mix well

bring it to boil

add fish heads in

cover and simmer

now the fish is half cooked

add in coconut paste

mix well

simmer till oil floats on top



  1. Good Morning Aarthi, This is something new... and tempting colour too. Is it an earthen cookware you are using?

  2. @Pari Syes it is earthernware cookware


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