Red Hot Fish Curry

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Preparation Time : 35 minutes

Cooking Time : 20 minutes

Serving : 10 members


One dish my mom takes over my grand mothers and all the best cooks I know till date . I have won many hearts through my cooking skills but fail to get my boy Afars heart . As he is a hard core fan of my moms cooking and his favourite is her fish curry . This dish sure will tickle all your senses .


Fish1 kg
tamarind pulp1 1/2 cup
chilli powder6 table spoons ( or according to taste as this curry is very hot )
coconut ground1/2 a coconut
thick coconut milk1 cup
green chillies4 slit
tomato3 chopped
small onions2 1/2 hands cut into ½
saltto taste
coconut oil5 table spoons
cumin seeds1 tea spoon
fenugreek seeds1/2 tea spoon
garlic flakes10


  1. Marinate fish in little salt , 1 tablespoon chilli powder and 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp . Set aside .
  2. Mix tamarind pulp , ground coconut , coconut milk , 4 tablespoon chilli powder , green chillies , 3/4 of small onions and salt to taste together .
  3. Add 4 cups of water to the tamarind coconut paste mix . Taste and adjust and set aside . Heat oil , add fenugreek seeds , cumin seeds , small onions and garlic flakes .
  4. Fry till the fenugreek crackles . Add the chopped tomatoes and fry till oil separates . Top with 1 tablespoon chilli powder and fry for 10 seconds as to get a good red colour to the curry .
  5. Pour the mixed tamarind ,coconut paste mixture over . Cover with a lid and cook till green chillies are cooked and colour changes .
  6. Lower the flame to medium and add the marinated fish pieces and cook for 5 minutes or until fish is cooked .
  7. Simmer for another 5 minutes till oil floats on top. Serve hot with boiled rice , idli or dosa .