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South Indian Seafood Medley Curry

 Published 2010-Dec-02   Updated 2022-Apr-05

- Submitted by Radhika

(Mixed Seafood Curry)

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South Indian Seafood Medley Curry is a traditional curry made with mixed seafood that can include fish, squid, shrimp, crab etc.

Recipe For Seafood Medley Curry


  • Fish - 1 lb (app. 1/2 kg)
  • Shrimp - 1 lb
  • (You can also add other seafood like squid, scallops etc.)
  • Onion (Big) - 1/2 (chopped)
  • Green Chillies - 4
  • Tamarind - 100 gm
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilly Powder - 3 tsp
  • Corriander Powder - 3 tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Oil - 1 tbsp +1 tbsp
  • Cilantro - for garnishing

To Grind

  • Fennel Powder - 1 tsp
  • Tomato - 1 big (or 2 small)
  • Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup


  1. Grind the tomatoes, coconut and fennel powder to a fine paste. Keep this aside.
  2. Soak the tamarind in about 2 cups of water for about 10 minutes and extract its pulp. 
  3. Mix the chilly powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder with this pulp and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil in a wide pan or clay pot. Sauté the onions and green chillies till they turn golden brown.
  5. Add the spiced up tamarind pulp to this and bring it to a boil.
  6. Add the fish and shrimp pieces to the gravy. 
  7. Add the ground coconut-tomato paste and required salt to the gravy.
  8. Bring it to a boil, reduce the flame and let it simmer till the oil separates from the gravy.
  9. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in another pan and fry the fenugreek seeds.
  10. Add this tempering to the gravy and switch off.
  11. Garnish with cilantro. Seafood Medley Curry is ready to be served

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve the hot seafood medley curry with white rice.

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