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Tamil Nadu Fish Curry

Authentic preparation

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

very tasty hotel style fish curry of Tamil Nadu.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 10 pieces Fish (any good fish) Wash and clean well with little salt.
    • 1 Onion, chopped
    • 2 tbsp Tomato paste
    • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
    • pinch of Fenugreek seeds
    • pinch of Mustard seeds
    • 1 sprig curry leaves
    • 2 tbsp Chilli powder
    • 2 tsp Corainder Powder
    • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
    • 1 cup tamarind pulp
    • 1 cup fresh cocunut paste with little cumin seeds
    • Salt to taste
    • 2 tsp chopped coriander leaves


    1. Heat oil in a pan,add fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds and then add the chopped onions and curry leaves . saute well.
    2. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute well.
    3. Add tomato paste, cocunut paste and add the needed salt.
    4. When tomato melts, add chilli powder , turmeric powder, coriander powder and saute well till oil separates from the masala.
    5. Now add the tamarind pulp and bring it to boil.
    6. Add fish pieces (cleaned with salt) and bring to boil till done.
    7. Garnish with coriander leaves


    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    you can omil ginger-garlic paste and put chopped garlic cloves(5 no.s) after adding fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp.tamarind should be that of a lemon size.u can add 1/2 cup coconut milk 2 mins before adding the fish pieces.