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South Indian Fish Curry With Roasted Coconut

- Submitted by Dahlia on 30th Oct 2007

(Kerala Fish Curry, Kanyakumari Fish Curry, South Indian Fish Curry, Meen Kulambu, Meen Curry, Machli Ki Curry)

South Indian Fish Curry With Roasted Coconut

Ingredients - 1

  • Coconut (grated) - 1/4 cup 
  • Pearl Onions - 4-5
  • Garlic Cloves - 3 
  • Curry leaves - 4 leaves 
  • Red chilly - 3 
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp 

Ingredients - 2

  • Fish fillets -2 (cut into pieces)
  • Tomato - 1 (diced or crushed) 
  • Tamarind juice - ¼ cup 
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp 
  • Chilly powder - 1 tsp 
  • Coriander powder- 1 tbsp 
  • Curry leaves - 4 
  • Green chilly - 1 
  • Mustard - ¼ tsp 
  • Oil - 2 tbsp 
  • Fenugreek Seeds - ¼ tsp 
  • Asafoetida powder - ¼ tsp 
  • Salt - to taste
  • Cilantro /Coriander leaves - for garnish
  • Optional (Split drumstick or pieces of raw mango can be added along with fish fillets)


  1. Take a skillet and heat some oil in it. Now fry all the ingredients from batch-1.
  2. Once the aroma starts coming, remove it from fire and let it cool. After it cools, grind everything together with some water to form a very fine paste and keep aside. 
  3. Now take a clay pot or deep vessel, heat some oil, splutter mustard, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves. 
  4. Now add the tamarind juice,chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, tomatoes, salt, asafoetida powder along with the ground masala and bring it to a boil.
  5. Add the fish fillets, cover and cook for 10 minutes on low-medium flame. The fish fillets are cooked when they become opaque and soft.
  6. Garnish with fresh curry leaves, cilantro and split green chilly and serve hot.

South Indian Fish Curry With Roasted Coconut


  • Split drumstick and pieces of raw mango can be added along with fish fillets.
  • For increasing the flavor, let the fish curry simmer in a low flame for 15-20 minutes. Let it rest for 2 hours before serving. This will enable all the juices to be absorbed into the fish pieces.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve the spicy fish curry with plain rice along with fried fish or vegetable side dish

South Indian Fish Curry With Roasted Coconut

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Comment by Suhanya on Wed 3/19/08 1:51 AM
Fish Curry
Hey Dhalzz.i tried your fish curry recipe today n it turned out everythign i had desired in afish curry for so m sos atisfied with this recipe after tryign many a fish curry recipes...
Thanks ..hereafter this will b how i will b cookign it..
N Yuv loved it too..
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    Good to hear that suhi. Good that ur son loved it too.

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