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Fish Sambar Recipe

Fish pieces cooked in a spicy sauce which has complete aroma of sambar powder. This fish curry goes well with rice, aapam, idiyappam.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 170 kcal


  • Fish - 500 grams any variety
  • Coconut Oil - 4 tblsp
  • Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
  • Green Chillies - 3 to 4
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tblsp
  • Tomato - 2 large sliced thinly
  • Sambar Powder - 3 to 5 tblsp
  • Tamarind - 1 small lemon size
  • Drumstick - 1
  • Raw Mango - 1
  • Water as needed
  • Coconut - ½ cup ground into a smooth paste
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry Leaves a handful


  • Heat oil in a pan, add in onions and chillies. Cook for 3 to 4 mins.
  • Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for 1 mins.
  • Add in tomatoes and cook till mushy.
  • Add in sambar powder and mix well.
  • Add in chopped veggies and mix well.
  • Add in tamarind pulp, water, salt and mix well.
  • Add coconut paste and fish pieces.
  • Mix well.
  • Cover and cook on medium low flame for 10 mins.
  • Serve with rice.


1)You can add chopped tomatoes, brinjal for extra taste.
2)Making this fish curry few hours before serving is best. It enhances the taste.
3)If you dont have sambar powder, add a mix of coriander, chilli, cumin and turmeric powder.
4)Use coconut oil for best aroma.
5)Add lots of curry leaves for best aroma.
Nutrition Facts
Fish Sambar Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 170
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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