Karwari Fish Curry | How to make Karwari Fish Curry

By Dhanya Samuel  |  21st Nov 2015  |  
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About Karwari Fish Curry Recipe

Karwari Fish Curry

Ingredients to make Karwari Fish Curry

  • 5 king mackerel cut into medium-sized steaks (or any fish)
  • salt to season
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 red onions finely chopped
  • ½ inch fresh ginger root peeled and julienned
  • 2 green chillies slit lengthwise
  • 1-2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 400 ml thick coconut milk
  • For the spice paste:
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 8-9 black peppercorns
  • 8 dried red Kashmiri chillies stalks and seeds removed
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 green chillies roughly chopped
  • ½ inch fresh ginger root peeled and grated
  • 2 tbsp roughly chopped white onion
  • 1 tsp flour
  • For garnish:
  • Juice of ½ a lime
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves

How to make Karwari Fish Curry

  1. Wash the fish pieces and drain thoroughly.
  2. Dry roast the whole spices in a skillet on medium heat for about 2 minutes, till the fragrance develops.
  3. Switch off the heat, cool and stir the turmeric powder into the hot spices. Then grind them to a fine powder.
  4. Add the green chillies, ginger, onion and rice flour and grind again to a fine consistency.
  5. Heat oil in a deep pan or wok on medium heat. Once hot, sauté the onions, ginger and green chillies for about 1-2 minutes, till the onions are lightly browned.
  6. Add the ground spice paste and tamarind paste and continue to sauté on a low heat for another 1-2 minutes. Add the thick coconut milk, fish pieces and season with salt. Simmer for 5-8 minutes or till the fish is tender.
  7. Add lime juice and coriander leaves, mix and remove immediately from heat.
  8. Serve hot with plain, boiled, white rice and pappadums.

Reviews for Karwari Fish Curry (2)

Mala Pahl3 years ago

mast par karwari ye konsi fish hai

Sweta Shet3 years ago


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