Malabar Fish Curry

This is a typical keral style fish curry

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Malabar Fish Curry

This is a typical keral style fish curry

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

By Mun nuh

Published On: 06 Jul 2007

Rating: 4
43 Votes, 6 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 5
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Step 1

Please follow the instructions carefully.

Step 2

Mix the coriander, chilli, and turmeric with a little of curry leaves and fry it on a pan with out water on low flame.

Step 3

Keep mixing it properly and make sure it is not burned. Do this for approximatly 5 - 6 mins. Make it well done, but not burned

Step 4

Heat oil in a pan.

Step 5

Splutter mustard seeds.

Step 6

Add fenugreek seeds and move the pan from the stove before adding uluva so that it is not burned.

Step 7

Add green chillies, ginger, garlic and a few curry leaves.

Step 8

Add onions and keep the flame a little bit high and cook till it is light brown.

Step 9

Add tomatoes and make it a paste.

Step 10

Add salt to taste.

Step 11

Add the chilli, coriander, turmeric mixture and mix it properly.

Step 12

After a few minutes, add the kudampuli along with water.

Step 13

Add the coconut milk (all of 800ml) into this and stir it properly.

Step 14

Add sifficient water and then leave it on high flame.

Step 15

Allow it to boil fully.

Step 16

When the mixture is boiling really hot, leave it for two mintues and then add fish one by one.

Step 17

Reduce the flame and cook on low flame.

Step 18

Let it remain till the fish is completely cooked.

Step 19

:- Let me know how it goes!

Meena Jayakumar

One of our good friends passed on this receipe to me . Followed the receipe , amazing results. I have been getting raving reviews from all the family I have shared this dish with. Thank you for sharing.


i tried it and it was awesome. thanks


This recipe was the best ever. I served it to people who didn't even like Indian food specifically but they couldn't believe how good this dish was. I have to say, I was also surprised even though I am a lifetime lover of Indian food. Excellent recipe for Fish Malbar. 5 out of 5 without any hesitation.


i tried it and came out well....very good recipe!!! thank you soo much...

Girish Nair

mhhh Just okay... its not exactly the Malabar recipe


i tried this. this reminds me of my grnadmonther`s home in malabar

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