Kerala Style Fish Curry in Coconut Milk/Malabar Style Fish Curry/Fish curry in coconut milk recipe
This is a delicious Kerala-style fish preparation in coconut milk! Use any fish of your choice, it doesn’t matter, the main flavor comes from the mind-blowing gravy! Make sure to cook it in coconut oil for added flavor. Let me know if you enjoyed this recipe!
Yield: 3 servings
Fish...6 pieces (I used Asian Sea Bass or Bhetki)
Onions...1 medium sized (finely chopped)
Crushed Ginger and Garlic...1 tbsp.
Fresh tomato purée...1/2 cup
Green chillies (slit)...5-6
Coconut milk...1 can or 400ml (Don't shake the can! Separate the top creamier half from the bottom thinner portion of the milk)
Mustard seeds...1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds...1/2 tsp.
Fenugreek or methi seeds...1/4 tsp.
Turmeric powder...1/2 tsp.
Coriander powder...2 tsp.
Black pepper powder...1 tsp.
Kashmiri red chilli powder...2 tsp.
Tamarind concentrate...1 tsp.
Virgin coconut oil...3 tbsp.
I am using the Bhetki or Asian Seabass or Barramundi fish
Coat the fish pieces with some salt and turmeric powder
Set a pan on medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil
Fry the fish for one minute on each side. Frying the fish helps it to retain its shape when added to the gravy. This step is optional if you like to put raw fish directly in the gravy, that's alright too
Once the fish is fried, set them aside and to the remaining oil in the pan add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds or methi seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves slit green chilies and stir fry for 15 seconds
Add in the onions, crushed ginger and garlic, sprinkle some salt and stir fry till the onions turn translucent. This should approximately take 3 to 4 minutes
Next, add in the tomato purée. Stir fry till the mixture dries up and looks oily. This should take approximately five minutes
Now add in turmeric powder, coriander powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, black pepper powder and the thinner lower portion of the coconut milk.
Add half a cup of water to thin out the gravy
Place the lid on and let the gravy simmer for five minutes
Add salt to taste and tamarind concentrate to taste
Add in the fish and pour the creamier half of the coconut milk
Place the lid on and cook for two minutes
Add the remaining virgin coconut oil, give it a quick stir and done!
Hope you enjoyed this recipe!