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Andhra Fish Pulusu | Chepala Pulusu

Spicy red andhra fish curry is a tamarind based fish curry made without coconut. Fish curry pair well with rice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 361 kcal


  • 300 grams Fish
  • ½ cup Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • Curry leaves
  • 1 large Tomatoes chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 3 tbsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 lemon size Tamarind
  • 2 cups Water
  • Salt to taste


  • Take tamarind in a bowl, add in 1 cup of water. Let it sit for 10 mins. Squeeze and strain it, add more water to extract more tamarind juice.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Add in mustard, cumin, fenugreek, asafoetida and curry leaves. Saute this for a min.
  • Add in tomatoes and salt. Cook till it turns mushy.
  • Add in the spice powders and mix well. Saute this for a min.
  • Add in fish and toss well in the masala.
  • Add in water and tamarind and curry leaves. Mix well. Bring it to boil.
  • Cover and simmer for 15 mins till the curry is thick.
  • Turn off the heat and let the gravy sit covered for 2 hours.
  • Serve.



  • Kashmiri chilli powder gives the vibrant red colour. if you are using normal chilli powder use less.
  • Don't add too much water, since the curry has no coconut.
  • The spices added in the curry form the thickness for the gravy.
  • You can use any white fleshed fish. 
Nutrition Facts
Andhra Fish Pulusu | Chepala Pulusu
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 148mg6%
Potassium 514mg15%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 2165IU43%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword andhra recipes, chepala pulusu, Fish curry, fish recipes
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