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Tilapia Fish Curry/Kerala Style.

Rumana Rawat
0 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Everyday
  • Kerala
  • Simmering
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 2 tilapia fish (cut into 2 pieces)
  2. 8 to 10 curry leaves
  3. 2 green chillies
  4. 4 garlic cloves
  5. 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  6. 1/2 cup coconut milk
  7. 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  8. 1 tsp red chilli powder
  9. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  10. 1 tsp coriander powder
  11. 3 tbsp oil
  12. salt to taste
  13. Paste Ingredients:
  14. 2 medium sized tomatoes
  15. 1 medium sized onion
  16. 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  17. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  18. 1/4 tsp cumin seeds


  1. Wash the fish thoroughly and set it aside. Grind the onion, tomato, coriander leaves, ginger garlic and cumin to form a smooth paste.
  2. In a frying pan/kadai, add oil, when the oil is hot, add curry leaves, mustard, green chilli and garlic cloves. Once they start turning brown, add the paste, red chilli powder, turmeric and coriander powder, fry till the oil separates.
  3. Then pour in coconut milk, along with tamarind paste, salt to taste, 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  4. Then put in the fish pieces and let it simmer and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. Serve hot with plain rice.

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Rumana Rawat
Rumana Rawat   Jun-09-2016

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