If you like to gorge on fishes, try your hands on this Malabar fish curry (easy fish recipe). It is creamy, spicy with the goodness of coconut milk. Also, it can be served on any occasion, or you can prepare it anytime for your loved ones. Fish is an excellent option for dinner since it's loaded with nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids (a high source of protein) and other oxidants, which are suitable for overall health. So, what’re you waiting for? Try your hands on this delicious fish curry and enjoy this with parotta or chapati.

Ingredients you need:

  • 250 gram Vanjaram Fish (Seer Fish Fillets)
  • ½ cup coconut (grated)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2-3 green chilies
  • 1-inch ginger (peeled)
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ cup tamarind extract
  • 3 onions (shallots, finely chopped)
  • Salt (per taste)

For tempering:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil/olive oil
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1-2 dry red chili
  • Few curry leaves

How to make Malabar Fish Curry?

  1. To prepare this fantastic delicious fish curry, first, you need to prepare coconut - turmeric paste, add grated coconut and turmeric powder in a grinder jar and grind to make a fine paste. Add a little water if you think this is too dry. But remember, do not make a runny slurry paste; it needs to be thick.
  2. Saute time; take a pan and put a medium flame heat oil in it. When it is heated, add finely chopped green chili, ginger, and saute for 3-5 seconds and then add red chili powder, salt along with the tamarind extract, and stir it well.
  3. Cook this for 5-7 minutes, then add coconut and turmeric paste to it. Again stir to mix and cook for more 7-8 minutes.
  4. When the gravy starts to thicken, add fish pieces and cook for about 7-10 minutes. Use a lid for cooking the fish when it's done off the flame.
  5. On the other flame, put another pan on low heat. Add hot oil and tempering ingredients; mustard seeds, curry leaves, dry red chili. Let it crackle and pour it over on the prepared fish curry.
  6. Turn on the flame of the fish curry pan, add onion shallots, stir this gently and cook for about a minute. After it's done, turn the flame off.

Your Malabar Fish curry is ready! Serve with plain white rice.

Serving tips:

  • Garnish freshly chopped coriander leaves over the prepared fish curry. You can also garnish the Malabar Fish Curry with fried curry leaves instead of raw ones for extra curry flavor.
  • You can also use coconut milk or coconut cream instead of using grated coconut.
  • You can also use pomfret for this recipe.