Kerala Nadan Fish Curry | How to make Kerala Nadan Fish Curry

By U K  |  21st May 2016  |  
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About Kerala Nadan Fish Curry Recipe

The coastal areas of Kerala specialise in making this dish and is a red hot spicy curry which is made and consumed regularly by the people there. A rustic dish which has now found place in almost all restaurants serving authentic Kerala food. I learned this from an old keralite Grandma who probebly saw my liking for cooking and taught me this one. Presenting the Nadan Fish Curry.

Kerala Nadan Fish Curry

Ingredients to make Kerala Nadan Fish Curry

  • shallots -25
  • curry leaves 8-10
  • tamarind water- ½ cup
  • coconut milk (first extract) – 1 cup
  • coriander powder – 3 Tbsp
  • Chili powder - 1 Tbsp
  • Chili paste -1 Tbsp
  • Small onion- 1 finely chopped
  • salt as per taste
  • oil as per need
  • water 2 cups
  • Fish as per choice

How to make Kerala Nadan Fish Curry

  1. Heat oil.
  2. Add shallots.
  3. Add curry leaves and stir for 2 mins.
  4. Add the chili powder, coriander powder and Tamarind water.
  5. Stir till it becomes almost dry.
  6. Add 2 cups water and fish pieces. Lower flame, Cover and cook for 5 mins
  7. Remove lid and cook for another 5 mins.
  8. Add salt as per need. Stir once.
  9. Add coconut milk and stir gently.
  10. Cook on low flame for another 5 mins.
  11. Give a tadka of finely chopped onion fried to brown and a few curry leaves.
  12. Serve hot with Steamed Rice.

My Tip:

The thicker the coconut extract, the better. Also use fresh curry leaves for the special touch

Reviews for Kerala Nadan Fish Curry (2)

U K2 years ago


Taahira Laiq2 years ago

Beautiful dish! Nice that this dish can be made with any fish, but what kind of fish have you used for this dish? I would like to know

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