Easy Fish Curry - Kerala Style
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Recipe type: Curry
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 People
To Puree into paste
  • Garlic, chopped- 2 large cloves
  • Ginger, chopped- 2 inch slice
  • Green chili, halved-1
  • Tomato, chopped- 2
  • Cilantro- 1 handful
  • Curry leaves- 10
  • Kashmiri red chili powder- 1½ tsp
  • Ground cumin- ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Ground black pepper- ½ tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Water- ¼ cup
While cooking
  • Fish- 6 slices (I used porgy fish, you could use tilapia or any kind)
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Small onions, chopped- 12
  • Water- ½ cup
  • Tamarind, fresh- 2 inch slice soaked in 4 tbsp warm water
  • Salt- to taste
  1. In a blender, puree the above mentioned ingredients "to puree into paste". Keep aside.
  2. Soak the fresh tamarind in 4 tbsp warm water. Combine the tamarind in water, drain the juice, keep aside.
  3. Place a saucepan or clay pot over medium heat, add oil, let it turn hot.
  4. Add small onions and a few pinches of salt, saute till translucent.
  5. Add the pureed paste and saute for a few minutes.
  6. Add water to thin it down and let it come to a slight boil.
  7. Add strained tamarind juice, combine well.
  8. Add the fish into the sauce, cover the pan with its lid and cook for a few minutes.
  9. Fish gets cooked pretty fast, don't over cook it as the fish will fall apart.
  10. Taste, add salt and more ground pepper if needed.
  11. Remove the pan from the heat, keep covered for sometime.
  12. Serve with Kappa (tapioca), rice, chapati etc.
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