Fish Masala | How to make Fish Masala

By Latha Nair  |  7th Oct 2016  |  
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About Fish Masala Recipe

Spicy fish preparation for any fish. Fish Masala is a Kerala styled fish curry made with a lot of spices and tomato. This fish curry is more similar to Meat based Curries and is very flavorful and aromatic. The gravy is rich and tasty as Coconut Milk is used. Initially the fish is marinated in a lot of flavorful spices so that they penetrate inside and give the fish a very strong taste. A curry is prepared used fresh spices like curry leaves, coriander, Kashmiri chili etc. The fish is then added to the curry and kept aside for some time so that the fish gets mingled up with the curry so as to give it a very smooth an rich texture. It tastes great when served with roti or rice.

Fish Masala is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Fish Masala has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Latha Nair is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Fish Masala recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Fish Masala is 10 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 15 minutes. This is recipe of Fish Masala is perfect to serve 4 people. Fish Masala is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Fish Masala. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Fish Masala by commenting on this page below!

Fish Masala

Ingredients to make Fish Masala

  • Fish of your choice - 8 pieces, if big one.
  • Big onion, 2
  • green chillies 2
  • Just crush 10 small onions, 5 garlic & a piece of ginger together.
  • coriander powder 1 tsp
  • chilli powder 2 tsp or according to taste
  • turmeric 1/4 tsp & salt as per taste
  • Garam masala a pinch
  • 1 tsp tamarind pulp
  • tomato 3

How to make Fish Masala

  1. Marinate fish with a little chilli powder, turmeric, salt & lemon juice 1 tsp.
  2. Then shallow fry them on both sides. In the same oil, add crushed things, fry well. Then add onions & curry leaves. Add some more oil, if needed.
  3. Fry and then add tomatoes, along with chilli, coriander powder. Add a pinch of garam masala, if you prefer.
  4. Add a little water, when everything is well blended, add fish pieces tamarind pulp. Adjust seasoning. Cover with a lid & cook for 5 more mins.

My Tip:

Use boneless fish or less bony fishes.

Reviews for Fish Masala (2)

Sadhana Kaur2 years ago

Thanks for the recipe will try & let u know how it came out !

Nandhu Krishnan3 years ago