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Fish Curry

Reena Andavarapu
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Once again, a traditional recipe from my mom's bag of treasures.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Others
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Shallow fry
  • Stir fry
  • Simmering
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. King fish - 4 medium sized
  2. Onions - 5 medium sized
  3. Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  4. Tomato- 1 large sized
  5. Tamarind juice - 4 tsp
  6. Oil as required
  7. Curry leaves- few
  8. Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  9. Freshly ground whole spices - 2 tsp
  10. Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
  11. Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  12. Salt to taste


  1. Wash and cut the fish into equal sized pieces. Add some turmeric and mix it well. Shallow fry and remove it. Keep aside.
  2. Now add the oil used for shallow frying and some more if required to a kadai and heat it.
  3. Add in mustard seeds, when it splutters, add the finely chopped onions and curry leaves. Stir fry this for a minute.
  4. Now at the dry masalas along with some salt. Stir fry and leave it for a while.
  5. Now add the chopped tomatoes and let it cook for a while.
  6. Next pour in 4 to 5 cups of water, let it boil and cook till the onions are soft and tender. Cove this with a lid for a while.
  7. Adjust the salt as per taste and add more water if required.
  8. Next, add 2 to 3 spoons of tamarind juice. Now add the fried fishes and let it simmer for a while.
  9. Turn off the stove and sprinkle the coriander leaves on top.
  10. Serve it with hot steamed rice.

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lipika shah
lipika shah   Mar-16-2018

Came out really well!

Shalini Dubey
Shalini Dubey   Aug-31-2016

Nice one, what is hindi name for king fish?

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