Kerala Fish Curry Recipe

Kerala Fish Curry Recipe

Explore the exclusive taste of Malabari spices seeped into juicy fish pieces. Kerala fish curry is a delectable option to prepare for the next dinner party or regular meal, paired with steamed rice.Ingredients of Kerala Fish Curry Recipe: This fish curry recipe comes with special additions of tamarind extract and curry leaves, simmered with fish and coconut paste.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: indian best restaurant food, indian Chef choices, indian cuisine, indian-food, Kerala Fish Curry, non vegetarian
Servings: 4


  • 250 gms white fish cut into cubes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 6-8 garlic cloves
  • 2 fresh green chillies deseeded, sliced
  • 6 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut paste
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli paste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Whole dry red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup tamarind extract
  • 1 cup water


  • Make a paste of onion, tomatoes, garlic and green chillies. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add coconut paste and cook until golden brown.
  • Add dry spices and cook for about 3 minutes, keep stirring.
  • Remove from heat and keep aside.
  • Heat the remaining oil in another saucepan.
  • Add whole red chillies, curry leaves and mustard seeds.
  • Fry until the seeds start spluttering.
  • Add onion paste and fry until brown.
  • Add the cooked coconut paste, tamarind extract and a cup of water.
  • Stir well and bring to a boil.
  • Add fish pieces and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Serve hot with boiled rice.

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