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  1. Karimeen/pearl spot – 2 nos
  2. Fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp
  3. Curry leaves- 1 sprig or more
  4. Ginger-chopped- 1″ piece
  5. Garlic-chopped- 2 large cloves
  6. Green chilies-sliced-2 nos( or to taste)
  7. Shallots sliced- 10 nos
  8. Onion -sliced- 2 medium sized
  9. Kashmiri chili powder-2 to 3 tsp(or to taste)
  10. Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  11. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  12. Black pepper powder-1/2 tsp
  13. Water-1/8 cup + more as required
  14. Tomato- sliced- 1 large
  15. Kokum/fish tamarind/kudampuli-2 small pieces
  16. Thin coconut milk-1 cups
  17. Thick coconut milk-1/2 cup
  18. Salt to taste

For marination

  1. Kashmiri chili powder- 1 tsp
  2. Black pepper powder-1/2 tsp
  3. Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  4. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  5. Water -as required
  6. Salt to taste


  • Marinate fish with the ingredients listed under ‘for marination’.Keep aside for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the fish until 3/4 th done,turning once in between.Transfer it onto a kitchen towel.
  • In the same pan ( add more oil if required) add fenugreek seeds,saute for a few seconds.Add curry leaves,ginger and garlic ,saute till raw smell leaves.
  • Now add green chilies ,shallots and onion,Saute till onion turns golden brown.
  • Next add kashmiri chili powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,black pepper powder and 1/8 cup water.Cook for about 2 minutes ,stirring well in between.
  • Add tomato and cook until it turns mushy.( you can transfer this masala to clay pot/manchatti or continue cooking in the same pan)
  • Next add thin coconut milk,about 1/4 cup water ,salt and kokum pieces.Bring it to a boil and add the fish pieces.
  • Cook for for about 4 to 5 minutes.Add thick coconut milk,gently swirl the pan and bring it to just under a boil. Add more curry leaves ,if desired.
Serve with rice.

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    May 14, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Looks delicious and yummy.

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    May 14, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    looks soooooo tempting n wonderful clicks

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    Kankana Saxena
    May 16, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Love the gorgeous red color of the curry and with fish on it, it's my fav. I make a zesty fish curry with coconut milk and next time, i will try yours.

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    Padhu Sankar
    May 16, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Breath taking pictures!!

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    May 20, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    oh my god first pictures is stunning! i have to try this recipe.

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    June 8, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Tried this reciepe and my food critic husband loves it….

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      June 8, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Hi Bevita!!Thank you for trying it out….so happy that you liked it…

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      May 18, 2015 at 6:04 am

      Looks stunning..cant wait to taste it.going to try the recipe today itself

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    Uday Nair
    March 9, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Pics are stunning. Wbich camera?

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      March 31, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Thank You!! I use Nikon D3100

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    May 18, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Looks stunning… Cant wait to taste it,going ti try the recipe today itself

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    June 28, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Can we use other fishes also in this curry.if so which r they…

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      July 10, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Yes may use king fish,pomfret or any other firm fish

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