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Monday, January 9, 2012

Fish Curry in Tamarind Juice

Tamarind juice give a distinct taste to the fish curry. We can use King Fish (Neymeen) or Pomfret (Aavoli) to make this fish curry.


  • Fish (King Fish or Pomfret) - 500g or 1lb
  • Chopped Ginger - 1 tsp
  • Green Chilies (slit) - 4 nos
  • Sliced Onion - 2 tbsp
  • Tamarind - A gooseberry sized ball
  • Tomato - 1 medium size
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Chilly powder - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Fenugreek powder - a pinch
  • Coconut Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Salt to taste


  • Clean and cut the fish into pieces.
  • Soak tamarind in ¼ cup of warm water and take the extract from it.
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan or chatti.
  • Add sliced onions and saute for a minute.
  • Add ginger, garlic, green chilly and saute well.
  • Add chilly powder and corriander powder into it and stir well till the raw smell goes.
  • Grind tomato to fine paste.
  • Add this paste into the pan. 
  • Add turmeric powder, salt and tamarind juice along with little water and allow to boil.
  • When it starts boiling, add the fish pieces and allow to cook.
  • When the fish is cooked well sprinkle fenugreek powder and remove the curry from fire .
  • Add curry leaves and remaining coconut oil.

Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Rice, Chappathi, Appam


  1. Yummy recipe…will try it for sure..Thanks for posting


  2. Wow....lovely curry....feels tha taste here....superb

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  3. Love this Curry with boiled rice and dosa/puttu as well :)

  4. Lovely tempting curry,perfect with kappa