Recipe by

Parveen Taj

             There are hundreds of fish curry recipes but this spicy one tells a new saga unheard.



1 kg fish

2 tsp onion paste

1 tsp garlic paste

1 tsp ginger paste

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

½ tsp coriander powder

½ tsp cumin seed powder

2 tbsp coconut paste

3 tomatoes ground (paste)

1 tbsp tamarind paste

Salt to taste


½ tsp cumin seeds

5 whole black peppers

2 dry whole red chillies

1 small onion (cut into julienne)

2 tbsp cooking oil

15 curry leaves




Mix the onion paste, garlic paste, ginger paste, coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder and cumin seed powder in a bowl and keep it aside*.

First heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, whole black peppers, whole red chillies.

After 2 minutes add onion until it turns into golden brown.  

Then add curry leaves.

Now mix the above mixture* and fry.

Add coconut paste and tomato paste and cook for 10 minutes.

Add tamarind paste and cook until it gets boiled.

Now add fish and keep it on a low flame for 20 minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves and green chilies.

Serve with plain rice.




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