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Madras Fish Curry Recipe | Chennai Style Fish Curry

Spicy Madras fish curry with step by step pictures. This is a chennai style fish curry which is spicy and tangy.
3 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • For Marinating:
  • Fish - 500 grams
  • Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • For Masala:
  • Oil - ¼ cup
  • Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam / Methi - ¼ tsp
  • Dry Red Chilli - 2
  • Curry leaves a small handful
  • Onion - 2 large chopped finely
  • Tomato - 3 large chopped finely
  • Green Chilli - 2
  • Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 3 tblspn
  • Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 2 tblspn
  • Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 2 tsp
  • Tamarind - 1 small gooseberry size or 2 tblspn
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
  • Coriander leaves a small handful finely chopped
  • Water as needed

Instructions
 

  • Take fish and the marinating spices and mix well. Set aside.
  • Soak tamarind in some water, squeeze them well and strain it and set aside.
  • Heat a earthernware pot, add in oil and crakle in mustard, fenugreek, dry chilli and curry leaves.,
  • Add in onions and green chillies. Add in salt and mix well. Cook till it gets lightly translucent.
  • Add in tomatoes and cook till it gets mushy, add in the spice powders along with a splash of water and mix well. Cook till oil separates.
  • Now add in tamarind water and salt, add more water as needed. Bring it to a boil.
  • Now add in fish and mix well. Bring it to a boil again and simmer for 10 to 15 mins.
  • Now add in fresh curry leaves and coriander leaves.
  • Mix well and serve over rice.

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