Sunday, April 10, 2011

Fish in Spicy Coconut Gravy

This is a typical curry you can find in kerela household , it is very common to make this as this goes well with rice , rotis and appams  . It is traditionally cooked in a claypot and it is  very easy to make and the best thing is the aroma of this curry is sooo.... good that it will make your mouth water so here goes , if you haven't tried it please do so .........


500 gms king fish
3-4 cloves garlic minced
1 inch pc ginger minced
2 green chillies chopped
6-8 curry leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
1 medium onion chopped
2 medium tomatoes chopped
1 tbsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp fennel seed powder
1 and 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup hot water + 3 tbsp coconut milk powder


Heat a tbsp of oil in pan and add the mustard seeds .
When they start to splutter add the curry leaves and the fenugreek seeds.
Add the onions and cook for a few min.
Add the ginger ,garlic and the green chillies
Add the spice powders and add about 2 tbsp of water just to cook the spices .
Add the tomatoes and cook on low heat till it turns into a paste.
Add salt to taste
Add a cup of hot water and bring it to a boil and then add in the fish
Now turn down the heat and cook till the fish is done .
Mix the hot water and the coconut milk powder and add it and simmer it till it becomes thick and creamy , it takes about 5 min .


This can be made with prawns and chicken as well and it all tastes good .


  1. this luscious curry can make my meal such a happy experience!

  2. That sounds scrumptoious and looks wonderful! Mmmmm- so yummy!


  3. Thank you , Thoma and Tammy :D